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Zero Trust Security Approach

Zero trust

helps Cyberattacks have become rampant and have grown in sophistication. A simple lapse in your network security could lead to a chain of events that could prove catastrophic for your business. You can avoid this by implementing a robust cybersecurity framework.

 

What is zero trust?

Zero trust asserts that no user or application should be trusted automatically. It encourages organizations to verify every access while treating every user or application as a potential threat. Zero trust is a great starting point for businesses that want to build formidable cybersecurity. It can not only adapt to the complexity of the modern work environment, including a hybrid workplace, but also protect people, devices, applications and data irrespective of where they are located. But, zero trust should not be mistaken for a solution or a platform, regardless of how security vendors market it to you. You can’t just buy it from a security vendor and implement it with a click of a button. Applying zero trust systematically is essential as it is not just a strategy but also a framework.

 

Why should I implement a zero trust security model?

Businesses should practice zero trust security because it provides a more effective and proactive approach to cybersecurity than traditional perimeter-based security models. In today’s digital landscape, most defenses are no longer enough to protect against data breaches, insider threats, and other types of cyberattacks.

 

Enhanced security posture

Zero trust security provides a more comprehensive and proactive approach to security than traditional perimeter-based defenses. This reduces the risk of data breaches, cyber attacks, and other security threats.

Improved compliance

Zero trust security can help businesses comply with regulatory requirements such as GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS by providing greater control over access to sensitive data and systems.

Increased productivity

Zero trust security can provide employees with secure access to corporate resources from any location and device, enabling them to work more efficiently and collaboratively.

Cost savings

Zero trust security can help reduce the cost of security incidents by preventing data breaches and other security incidents that can be costly to remediate.

 

I’m interested, how do I get started?

 

Continually verify

You should strive to implement a “never trust, always verify” approach to security. You can achieve this by continuously confirming the identity and access privileges of users, devices and applications. Consider implementing strong identity and access (IAM) controls. It will help you define roles and access privileges — ensuring only the right users can access the right information.

Limit access

Misuse of privileged access is one of the most common reasons for cyberattacks. Limiting access can help to ensure that users are granted minimal access without affecting their day-to-day activities! Here are some common security practices that organizations have adopted to limit access:

  1. Just-in-time access (JIT) – Users, devices or applications are granted access only for a predetermined period. This helps limit the time one has access to critical systems.
  2. Principle of least privilege (PoLP) – Users, devices or applications are granted the least access or permissions needed to perform their job role.
  3. Segmented application access (SAA) – Users can only access permitted applications, preventing any malicious users from gaining access to the network.

Assume breach and minimize impact

Instead of waiting for a breach, you can take a proactive step toward your cybersecurity by assuming risk. That means treating applications, services, identities and networks — both internal and external — as already compromised. This will improve your response time to a breach, minimize the damage, improve your overall security and, most importantly, protect your business.

 


 

Want to start a zero-trust security model but need some help getting started? Contact us today, we’re happy to help!

 


 

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Framewerx rescued my company from obsolete digital file management and brought us into the 21st century with cloud services in an efficient manner. Kalyn and his team at Framewerx were able to provide solutions for merging two corporate entities with vastly different digital file management and email servers in a seamless manner while providing top quality support during and after the transition to all employees. They provided training so that everyone understood new operating protocols and software changes. Framewerx has been very responsive and has always been keen to work with us to understand our business, IT needs, and financial restrictions. We continue to work with Framewerx for all of our IT, phone system, and data storage needs.
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