3 Key Building Blocks of Zero Trust Architecture
There are a number of steps involved in achieving Zero Trust, we recently highlighted these in our podcast episode titled ‘Zero Trust – Demystified’ and in our recent blog on implementing a Zero Trust framework. In this week’s blog we’ll cover the three key building blocks associated with developing a long-term Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) framework.
Zero Trust is about designing and architecting security and networks where nothing is trusted until it can prove its trustworthiness, where the perimeter is moved as close to the devices, data or applications as possible.
Zero Trust is not one single technology, you can’t buy Zero Trust off the shelf, nor is it a single service offering. It’s a long term strategy and shift in organisational mindset that informs all IT security decision making and is built upon people, process and technology.
The common misconception with Zero Trust is that it’s just technology, and it is an essential part of the framework, however, understanding the processes before, during and after Zero Trust, are essential in shifting your organisation forward. Not only that, Zero Trust has made the security perimeter about people and users, therefore, the way you view technology in a ‘ZT’ model, needs to put people first.
In this assessment and roadmap engagement we work with you to:
- Identify and document your cybersecurity perimeter
- Review security architecture against modern threats
- Assess readiness for simulated attacks
- Highlight a maturity scale of cybersecurity improvements
- Assess the suitability and configuration of all your Zero Trust Architecture components including Identity & Access Management, Email Gateways, Endpoint Detection and Response systems, Device Management and many more.