The Essential Guide to Zero Trust

July 27, 2021

The fundamental principle of zero trust is to secure an organization’s data wherever it might live, while allowing only legitimate users and entities access to relevant resources and assets. With this mindset, every user, device and service that requires access to an organization’s network is considered hostile until proven otherwise.


Simply put, the key here is to understand who wants access, what device
the request is originating from, and then mapping that to access policies per application or asset. This amounts to a whitelist method for granting access, based on an employee’s device, user credentials and behavior. Authentication needs to be continually applied at the device- and user-level for each session, ensuring continuous and adaptive authorization on a granular scale.