You already know that your organization needs Zero Trust for privacy assurance…but how can you confidently take steps forward to enact this type of framework in your business? It can be difficult to integrate and update, especially if you’re working with limited resources and a constrained DevOps team. However, you can take steps today to begin to create your Zero Trust framework.
Below, we’re exploring the different strategies you can start to develop Zero Trust policies within your organization.
What is Zero Trust?
To quickly recap, Zero Trust is a cybersecurity system that requires users to be authenticated on a rolling basis. This helps to assure adequate permissions are held before any asset is accessed and can be especially helpful on more loosely-secured cloud networks.
How can I align my organization with Zero Trust frameworks with limited resources?
Working with limited resources can put additional strain on your current security solution–further highlighting the need for a more comprehensive alternative such as Zero Trust. Below, we’ve compiled a short list of steps that you can take to begin laying the groundwork for your Zero Trust transition today:
1. Evaluate your current systems
You may be surprised at how much you can do with your current standing security systems. The entire goal of Zero Trust is to limit the amount of damage caused in the event of compromisation. Components of Zero Trust models are built with a twofold goal: to minimize the risk of rupture and to minimize the resulting damages of a network security breakdown. Once you evaluate, you can determine what positive elements are currently in place and what things should be improved upon.
2. Complete your analysis
Taking your data gathered in step one, you can then complete an analysis and determine what should be prioritized in your Zero Trust framework creation process. Collaborate across departments to get the most return and comprehensive solution for your organization.
3. Invest in tools
If you can’t afford a total system rebuild, invest in tools that can conduct ongoing verification for all assets across your organization. If your dev team isn’t sure how to do this at every level, it may be time to call in professional services that can help.
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