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Zero Trust in Organizations

Cyber risks may seem like a problem that only technical people and IT security personnel need to deal with. But, the fact is, it involves every single employee of an organisation playing their role to protect the business from rising cyber risks.

Most organizations are aware that they can’t trust an outside entity and generally implement the required controls to protect their business from external cyber threats. The Zero Trust architecture concept goes to the next level and is based on not inheriting trust on any user, device, or application even from inside the corporate network.

What is a Zero Trust?

Zero Trust is a strategic approach that helps prevent breaches by eliminating excess digital trust from your organization. It is deeply based on the principle “never trust, always verify”. Implementing a Zero Trust strategy is essential for reducing the risks to the organization and it can be deployed for both kinds of infrastructure IT and OT.

The following are the primary steps to implement Zero Trust
  • Define and prioritize attack surfaces: Defining and identifying the critical assets that require the most protection can be said to be the first step of implementing Zero Trust. It may sound simple, but it is more challenging than you might think as it is impossible to protect what you can’t see. If you don’t know where your enterprise stores data, who accesses it, how sensitive it is, and how internal employees, vendors or customers use it, then your organization is at risk. Once you can identify it, you must prioritize it based on the criticality to implement appropriate controls.
  • Create a transaction flow map: It is important to understand how applications, assets and services interact and how the data flows across the network and between the users. Discuss with various teams in your organization and create a transaction flow map to understand the flow of information.
  • Build a Zero Trust Architecture: Design the architecture based on the transaction map. Understand there is never a one-size-fits-all solution and identify where micro perimeters should be created and place the security controls as close as possible to protect the attack surfaces
  • Create a Zero Trust Policy: Identify how to enforce access control and inspection policy. Articulate who, what, when, why and how resources can interact. Always follow the principle of “least privilege access” to ensure each employee can access only those resources required to perform job functions.
  • Implement continuous monitoring of the environment: Implement required controls to monitor all activities in the environment to maintain the integrity and security posture of all resources, to alert for potential issues and to make informed decisions.
Why choose Cybersec Knights to implement Zero Trust?

Cybersec Knights is one of the best cybersecurity companies in India. We recognize that each organization and its challenges are unique and have their own set of requirements. As per our ideology, we do not provide “out of the box” solutions but rather tailor the products and services to the demands of the clients and assist them in growing their businesses.

It is to be noted that Zero Trust is not something that can be implemented by adopting a tool, rather it is a comprehensive strategy that must be tactically deployed across the landscape using technology and the right procedural steps. We, as part of our security consulting services offerings, can help you build the strategy and implement the required controls as well.

So if you are planning or have already started your journey towards implementation of Zero Trust architecture and need help on how to do it in your organization, then CONTACT US TODAY.