Cybersecurity is growing to be more dynamic by the day and requires a multi-layer approach in order to be truly effective against today’s ransomware and attacks. The Zero Trust model of cybersecurity allows for businesses and organizations to have a more comprehensive approach to security and to avoid common pitfalls or loops that can result in leaks and attacks.
Below, we’re highlighting key principles of a Zero Trust security model and showing you how you can use it to better defend your network from vulnerabilities.
What is Zero Trust security?
Zero Trust security is a model of cybersecurity that is more intensive than other types of simple security or single-layer frameworks. With Zero Trust, users are continuously checked and protected with different layers of verification to avoid breaches wherever possible. They are flexible and can be used in both local and cloud networks.
What are the principles of Zero Trust security?
Below are just a few of the principles of Zero Trust security that make it so effective against risks:
- Continuous verification: You can minimize the risk of security breaches with continuous verification in place, which can be done effectively if programmed with user experience in mind. Automatic logouts, two-factor authentication and ongoing monitoring are just a few examples of how this takes place in a single user session.
- Knowledge of the “playing field”: Knowing what you’re up against and having an intimate knowledge of how every vein in the network works is essential to proper Zero Trust security installation. You cannot defend what you don’t know, and this method of cybersecurity puts a heavy emphasis on using knowledge as one of your core assets of defense.
- Tool layering: Generally speaking, there isn’t a “single tool” used alone in a Zero Trust network framework. Instead, network defenders opt for a multi-layered approach, relying on “layers” of different tools to work actively to defend the network. Tools can rely on authentication and automation to do this effectively and to minimize the existence of holes in a network system.
CHIPS is here to protect your network from vulnerabilities
If you’re looking to upgrade your system’s security, it’s time to seek professional assistance. Cybersecurity threats move at the speed of light, and you need a multilayer defense system that will work actively to guard your system from vulnerabilities and breaches of sensitive data. For more information and to learn more about how CHIPS can enhance your business’ productivity and function, connect with us today. Our team looks forward to assisting you!