[VIDEO] How to Secure Your Network with a Zero Trust Security Model
Zero Trust security Models are alternative IT architectures that have been around for the better part of 20 years. Operating under the ethos of "never trust, always verify," more companies are looking to these models to protect sensitive client data and intellectual property. But what goes into creating a "zero trust" environment? And how does this protect your business' bottom line?
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Essential Components of Zero Trust Security Models
At the core, a Zero Trust Security model is focused on protecting your local area network (LAN). Many organizations believe that once inside their network, everything is secure and trusted. In a Zero Trust environment, everything must be verified. For example, rather than having your user workstations connect directly with your printer, they have to go through a secured server. If the printer is corrupted, the intermediary server prevents the threat from reaching the users' network.
The Zero Trust Security Model is not difficult to implement. It does, however, require time and consideration and thought. One of the first, and most impactful, steps toward a Zero Trust environment is the implementation of multi-factor authentication. Rather than having employees immediately sign into their workstations, MFA checks their identity before granting access. Other Zero Trust best practices include:
Layered MFA and identity management
Endpoint management solutions such as InTune
Isolate personal computers from company networks via virtual workstations
For more information about implementing a zero trust model, or improving your overall cybersecurity posture, consult an iCorps expert today.