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Practicing Zero Trust? Don’t Fall For These Myths

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If you aren’t familiar with what a zero trust security model is, check out “Zero Trust Security Approach” here, to learn more about it, and how to get started!


 

In today’s threat landscape, businesses are constantly at risk of being targeted by a cyberattack. However, adopting a zero trust security model could be a wise decision from a cybersecurity point of view. Zero trust works on the premise that everything—humans, machines, or applications—poses a risk to your network and must prove trustworthy before accessing your organization’s network or data. By insisting on verification and authentication at every step, zero trust makes it difficult for a hacker to gain access through a compromised user account or device.

With the increasing acceptance of the zero trust framework, there has also been an increase in misinformation surrounding it. Security vendors mainly fuel this by vying to sell their products. Here, we discuss the top zero trust myths and how an IT service provider can ease the transition toward zero trust security. Let’s take a quick look at the four common myths surrounding the zero trust framework and dispel them with facts:

 

Zero Trust Myths

 

One: I can achieve zero trust for my business by using a zero trust product.

 

Two: Zero trust is too complicated for me to implement.

 

Three: Implementing zero trust is too expensive.

 

Four: Zero trust will make it difficult for my employees to do their jobs and will negatively impact productivity and morale.

 

Zero Trust Facts

 

Fact one: It can be challenging for businesses with limited knowledge or resources to achieve a zero trust security framework. Consider partnering with a trusted IT service provider who can help you understand your business’s risk profile. They can help you develop a realistic roadmap to implement a comprehensive and effective zero trust security strategy.

 

Fact two: There are no miracle zero trust solutions. You need to implement the zero trust security strategy systematically. However, you can use solutions and tools to support the framework. Consider getting help from an IT security provider to identify and implement the solutions best suited for your business.

 

Fact three: Zero trust enables a better user experience and promotes increased collaboration. While increased friction and decreased efficiency due to additional security layers could surface, an IT service provider can certainly help. By suggesting user-friendly policies and easy-to-use solutions that balance security with convenience, your employees can perform their jobs seamlessly.

 

Fact four: Implementing zero trust can be expensive, that’s true. But that cost is still lower than the fortune you may have to shell out in the event of a major cybersecurity incident. You may have to deploy additional resources and tools to get the best out of a zero trust security model, but partnering with an IT provider can help to make this process a lot smoother.

 


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