Today, organizations need a new security model that more efficiently and effectively adapts to the complexity of the modern environment, embraces the mobile workforce, and protects people, devices, applications and data wherever they are located. This is the core of the Zero Trust Model or Zero Trust Architecture term that echoed from 2010 and now a hot topic after 10 years in the world of security. In this article, we are going to discuss the need for adopting this model in the current scenario.
Almost all the corporates have a dedicated firewall and proxy setups to control and secure the network. It was considered as safe but now instead of blindly believing on corporate firewall’s safety, the Zero Trust model anticipates breaches and verifies each request, regardless of request origination or which resource it accesses. Zero Trust teaches us to “never trust, always verify.”
COVID-19 has drastically changed the work culture of many IT companies. Almost 80% of the entire workforce is working from home and 50% are using their own devices, which increases the risk of cyberattacks and data loss to many of the organizations. This calls for the importance of the Zero Trust Model. The cyberattack surface widens and becomes an overhead task for the SOC team, as individual users are connecting to the organization network from various locations, networks and devices.