One of the main significance of the innovations of technology has always been for the improvement and betterment of human life. Technology had also helped us in surviving the Covid-19 crisis. From the introduction of applications that allow us to regulates keep in compliance with pandemic SOP to providing opportunity in tackling business crisis such that business operation can still run in critical time or in other words the the adoption of digital transformation towards the implementation of digital workplace. Today, digital workplace, distributed workforce practice and digital workspace have become essential in every organisation. With more organisations beginning to set up their digital workplace where cloud services and containers turning into their main data centre, cybersecurity, as usual, becoming the challenge, hence there is increasing need for zero trust security. What is Zero Trust Security?
Zero Trust and Zero Trust security
The term ‘Zero Trust’ was coined by a Forrester Research Inc’s analyst in 2010 during the introduction of the concept and later become a hype after Google announced the implementation of Zero Trust Security as the cybersecurity strategy for their network. So, what is Zero Trust Security? Zero Trust Security refers to an IT security model that involves strict identity verification practice on every individual or device, attempting access to resources on a private network from either outside or within the network parameters. In other words, Zero Trust Security is a model based on ‘never trust, always verify’ concept for every access attempt on a private network.
Zero Trust Security vs Traditional IT Network Security
The cybersecurity strategy of the traditional IT Network Security is known as the ‘Castle and moat’ concept. Generally, the ‘Castle and moat’ concept gives solid protection as it effectively prevent access from outside the network. The concept, however, is not an ideal cybersecurity strategy as it is unable to offer protection once access is granted. This is where Zero Trust Security serves as a better solution. While the traditional IT Network Security gives access for every resource to users and devices once they gain access into the network, Zero Trust Security continuously requires verification to every resource they attempt to access. Subsequently, compared to the traditional IT Network Security, Zero Trust Security enhances the cybersecurity strategy of the network by providing layers of protection to the networks.
The impact of security breach is disruptive. It is important for organisations to implement an effective cybersecurity strategy like Zero Trust Security in order to minimise cybersecurity breach in their organisation.
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