Although not a new concept to many, Zero Trust Security has been gathering speed in recent years. The acceleration of cloud adoption and multi-cloud environments fuelled by the pandemic and the shift to remote and hybrid work; connected devices; and cybersecurity threats have all contributed to bringing zero trust to the spotlight.
There’s been an assumption that legacy infrastructure managed within the perimeter, was secure. However, as times have changed and a need for a dynamic solution that supports the work from anywhere model has proven this to be no longer sustainable.
With the perimeter now porous, disjointed and vulnerable, once a malicious actor gains entry, they have freedom to access data and cause damage.
Your product teams want to move fast, but your compliance and security people demand safety and security.
Before addressing this, it is important to understand what Zero Trust Security really means.
A concept firstly introduced by John Kindervag from Forrester Research in 2010, Zero Trust is based on ‘never trust, always verify’ approach, where everything is considered a potential risk regardless if it is inside or outside your network perimeters.
Now with networks being accessed from multiple edges, location, devices, and users, by adopting a Zero Trust Security model, organisations can not only protect their network, but gain better visibility and create a technology infrastructure that continually demands authentication with a default distrust of any human or machine that attempts access.
To support the development and deployment of applications without compromising on security, organisations must empower their development teams to manage credentials, encrypt data and authenticate applications programmatically throughout their delivery process.
And by addressing the initial conundrum and eliminating the security vs speed barriers, in addition to integrating processes between operations, software development and IT teams to create better business outcomes, organisations can empower and broaden the role of a developer from a technical to solution focus.
At Nexon we recommend starting the Zero Trust journey by firstly centralising, securing and tracking your credentials, authentication and authorisation processes in a digital vault. This approach unlocks a range of benefits:
- Secure your systems
- Protect your data
- Deploy faster, more safely and more efficiently
- Respond and recover rapidly
By applying Zero Trust to all the different layers of network, data and application back and front ends, and by also embedding a security layer from the very beginning you can go to market faster and securely. Contact us today!