While a Zero Trust cybersecurity framework is quickly becoming the standard for operational security across industries, it isn’t without its own unique sets of challenges. Tech professionals and team members can make their structure more competitive by identifying, anticipating and addressing these changes proactively – leaving users with the best possible user experience and security process.
Read on to learn more about the three challenges found with a Zero Trust cybersecurity framework, and learn more about how you can anticipate and address these needs for the best possible experience.
A Zero Trust system takes time to implement fully. It can be challenging for team members to work around the integration period, which is why having secondary access points in place is vital. If this isn’t possible, supervisors and team leaders may consider different, manually-based workarounds for key touch points in the access process, such as data recall and deliverable management.
Anticipating this need and assembling workflows prior to the start of the integration period can help businesses avoid loss of resources and time on business-critical projects. Encouraging collaboration between departments and project managers can help to ensure that the most comprehensive alternative solution can be found and implemented for all team members.
No cybersecurity system is perfect. Being aware of potential gaps in your system’s security can help you mitigate risks in the future. It can also help your team create a more complete “layered” security web system, using different platforms and technology to ensure that minimal vulnerabilities are left in the framework.
For example: While many businesses rely on single sign-on (SSO), your SSO solution may not be compatible with every app used by your team members. This would require you to get third-party software or tech that would address the vulnerabilities while also integrating seamlessly with your currently existing SSO support.
While a Zero Trust system is safer than your average cybersecurity system, it can pose issues with efficiency and workflow even beyond the mandatory transition and integration period. You may encounter different barriers to access across your apps or to the system in general.
The best way to mitigate this is to be aware of the risks and have systems in place to address it. While no one can fully anticipate these areas of risk, you can proactively put workarounds in place that benefit your team across departments: such as secondary systems and workflows, extended deadlines and other types of supportive measures.
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