While the concept of Zero Trust has been around for a while, and in many organizations Zero Trust initiatives are well underway, it still means different things to different people. There may be many roads to Zero Trust cutting across the network, identity, and access control, and the array of definitions or ways to get there are dizzying. To cut through all the noise, simply put, the Zero Trust framework implies that an organization should trust no individual or thing unless properly verified before being given access to the network and data.
The Zero Trust model involves having a strong level of trust in the authentication mechanisms of every user from every device attempting to access company resources, whether inside or outside the network perimeter. Adopting strong authentication as a core building block of your Zero Trust strategy will jumpstart the security posture of the organization with strong identity management and authentication. Download the whitepaper to learn about strong authentication best practices that will put you on the right track to implementing your Zero Trust framework.