The Zero Trust model of cybersecurity has emerged as a highly effective approach to prevent data breaches and supply chain cyberattacks and disruptions. As the pandemic accelerated movements into the cloud and remote working took over as a primary work method, businesses have been grappling with the most effective ways to protect their sensitive data and keep their networks safe. And while there’s no silver bullet to ensuring complete and total network security, Zero Trust methodologies require a layered approach that ensures a company’s entire digital infrastructure is kept safe and secure.
The entire principle of Zero Trust is based on the principle that a company should never trust those requesting network access and ensure immediate verification of those same entities. Many companies have already learned that anti-virus software and perimeter firewalls simply no longer cut it. And with so many companies migrating to the cloud and government regulations requiring companies to ensure critical infrastructure remains protected, many increasingly turn to the Zero Trust model to prevent catastrophic data breaches and cyberattacks.
Take the Colonial Pipeline or JBS meat packing company attacks as just a couple of examples of reasons why big, important companies need to implement cutting-edge network protection technology if they want to survive in the current environment. With the number of malicious attacks only growing by the day, it’s incumbent on executives and company boards to ensure they’re properly protected.
Here’s the thing: implementing a Zero Trust security architecture is not easy. Both legacy and modern systems must be protected under a wide umbrella. There must be a focus on adequate controls, user access, digital resource management, and reduced reliance on perimeter security. There are several ways organizations can do this, but perhaps one of the easiest ways is to hire a company that is already knowledgeable and acquainted with all aspects of Zero Trust network security architecture.
The road to Zero Trust is different for every organization, but the end-state can be reached by hiring a company like CHIPS. We have a robust understanding of how Zero Trust methodologies work and conduct thorough assessments of your organizational readiness before employing our approach. If you want to ensure your company stays secure through proven Zero Trust methodologies, contact us today or sign up for one of our upcoming webinars.