CARTA - Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Assessment Home Cybersecurity Dictionary CARTA - Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Assessment According to Gartner, a CARTA mindset allows enterprises to make decisions based on risk and trust. Decisions must continuously adapt, security responses must continuously adapt, and thus Risk and Trust must continuously adapt. Digital trust is a key element of security and allows a network to access everything and permit the access of a specific user. Security is a process that must be reviewed and adjusted based on new network attributes, users and policies. Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help find threats that bypass any rules-based systems, by looking at traffic patterns, user, network, and asset behaviors and becoming more focused over time. Making decisions and security responses based on risk and trust and continuously adapting to the context and learnings gained from each interaction forces organizations to use a continuously adaptive approach to security because in a rapidly changing digital world, black or white decisions (allow or block) are no longer adequate. Enterprises must decide how and when to enable transactions when not all data is available, or there is a known level of risk. Simplistic block/allow security assessments for access and protection leave organizations exposed to targeted and zero-day attacks, credential theft, and insider threats. Digital trust must be adaptively managed as a set of focused measures of confidence with multidimensional risk and response attributes. Related TermsML - Machine LearningAI - Artificial Intelligence Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD March 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence and Implications for Cybersecurity The Optiv Security thought leadership paper, Artificial Intelligence and Implications for Cybersecurity, introduces different ways to think about Arti... See Details Read more about Artificial Intelligence and Implications for Cybersecurity DOWNLOAD June 08, 2021 Security Strategy Assessment Our Security Strategy Assessment gauges your security program against big-picture corporate initiatives. See Details Read more about Security Strategy Assessment How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.