Did you guys know there’s a trendy buzzword in the Cyber Security Space right now? This buzzword seems to have caught the interest of important professionals and organizations in IT. Better known as Zero Trust, a somewhat new framework-type concept that’s helping make systems more secure. If you’re wondering how, it’s mainly due to its innovative approach to traditional frameworks.
Frameworks and Zero Trust
Let’s explore a little more about Frameworks, they’re designed to protect information systems while reducing the risk of attacks. Frameworks offer the blueprints for critical systems to operate safely and are equipped with procedures in case of emergencies or attacks on the systems. Although traditional frameworks like NIST 800-207 are compliant and approved by the government, they lack the security that Zero Trust provides.
Zero Trust can perform ongoing monitoring and apply permission-based policies. Organizations have experienced a need for granting users remote access to their systems but are still required to maintain a low risk of attack. With Zero Trust it’s important to know that all users whether they’re a part of the organization’s network, need to be authenticated, authorized, and undergo ongoing validation for access to applications and data in the organization’s network. That means that only verified users with explicit permissions will at most gain partial access to the system, never full access.
It’s clear how Zero Trust enhances the overall security of critical systems. Now that more organizations are implementing full or partial Zero Trust frameworks, professionals can research other potential uses of Zero Trust. I think Zero trust has the potential to eliminate processing time for certain procedures and processes. Since Zero Trust can authenticate, authorize, and validate, verifying items like important documents can be automated and reduce the processing time.