The most secure room that ever existed is the room that has no doors. It’s literally impossible to get into without heavy construction. Yet at the same time, it’s also impossible to use that room because there’s no way in. Thus, we must compromise security and accessibility to get anywhere. One of the latest attempts to thread that needle comes from zero-trust cyber security. Though it sounds like a room with no doors, there are some important points to note that make this a powerful new tool.
What Separates Zero-Trust Cyber Security From “No One Gets In”?
Zero-trust cyber security basically requires that the network verify every request to access the data contained therein.
It reduces breaches. By setting up more stringent demands on those who would access a network, zero-trust cyber security helps provide better protection against outside intrusion. It doesn’t focus on perimeter defense or endpoint protection, but rather, it constantly checks workloads against intended states. When the actual stops matching the intended, the system perceives a reason to distrust the connection, and shuts it down accordingly.
It improves compliance. While compliance isn’t a problem for every industry, it’s a problem for those who must comply with federal mandates. Zero-trust cyber security helps better see the flow of data on the network, since it focuses so completely on workflows. Any issues in security can be more readily spotted thanks to the ability to more closely watch data flow.
It improves cloud control. Since the system is designed to spot differences in intended and actual workloads, it specifically calls attention to issues therein. That improves cloud control, which has been a common problem of cloud use in IT circles. IT often doesn’t trust the cloud due to its reduced control, but with a zero-trust cyber security profile, the control is improved and a major objection removed.
How to Put Zero-Trust Cyber Security to Work For Your Customers
Putting zero-trust cyber security to work can be a simple operation when you get in touch with us at Innovative Business Solutions. With over 500 partners nationwide, we can help connect you with the right security elements.