Given the rising number of cyber-attacks and data breaches in recent times, security has become paramount. For a while now, it’s been clear that securing only your network’s perimeter is simply not enough. The idea that we can inherently trust systems or users in “internal networks” is a recipe for disaster. Not to mention, it’s likely that many of your systems and users are not even in an internal network anymore.
In this ever-changing world, attackers are constantly finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities. This is one of the reasons to consider the strategy of defense-in-depth: if there are multiple layers of protection in place and one of them fails, another security mechanism exists to stand in the way of an attack.
Besides a multi-layered approach to security, having aZero Trustmindset is important. We focus on three principles when pursuing Zero Trust practices: verify explicitly, use least privileged access, and assume breach.