Adopting Zero Trust

Let Optiv be your guide on your Zero Trust journey


Introducing Zero Trust

Sometimes, it's best to assume the worst. Zero Trust solutions protect networks, applications and data based on the concept of "never trust, always verify." In a Zero Trust environment, identity is the core security control used by security teams that “assume breach” because any user or device is a potential threat actor. 


Are you up for a Zero Trust crash course? Join our expert, Jerry Chapman, Engineering Fellow at Optiv and author of Zero Trust Security: An Enterprise Guide, as he delivers the following takeaways:


  • An introduction to Zero Trust
  • An overview of Optiv’s Zero Trust principles
  • How to visualize your Zero Trust journey and place it in the proper context

The Zero Trust Journey


Whether you know a lot about Zero Trust or are just wondering about it, Optiv can help – beginning with how to establish a Zero Trust mindset.


Zero Trust can help you:


  • Protect/prevent ransomware and insider threats
  • Secure your expanding, complex network, your hybrid users and proliferating devices
  • Reduce security vulnerabilities as you move further into the cloud
  • Minimize your attack surface penetration, even as you add SaaS applications
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The primary components of Zero Trust


When it comes to Zero Trust, what does a perimeter-less secure model look like? There are three primary components, including the design of dynamic micro-perimeters. Our infographic breaks it all down.


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Zero Trust Readiness Assessment


Our approach to Zero Trust leverages set principles and a maturity and capability framework applied across key security domains. The result: a readiness assessment that provides a practical roadmap your organization can use to build and mature your Zero Trust capabilities.




Zero Trust in Action


A Zero Trust journey is not a short trip. Strong program management is the key to steady progress as you implement security controls throughout your security domains. You need an expert ... one that's "written the book" on the subject, so to speak. Dip into our Zero Trust Field Guide to navigate your strategy when:


  • Aligning Zero Trust with program management
  • Learning how Zero Trust reduces operational risk
  • Choosing Zero Trust strategies for data protection and governance
  • Applying Zero Trust to cloud security and IoT devices


Essential Principles of Zero Trust


Let us make something that might seem complicated simple for you. In our view, the following principles sum up what you really need to do.

White House Executive Order


Since late 2020, several cyber threat dominoes have fallen, leading to the White House’s release of the “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.” The term Zero Trust appears 11 times in the executive order – for good reason. Our Optiv Flash Panel: White House Cybersecurity Executive Order, features Optiv’s CEO, CSO, CISO and other senior thought leaders weighing in on what this means and what a Zero Trust future might hold.



Our Practical, Battle-Hardened Expertise

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15+ years average experience for Optiv’s identity experts 

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Reach out to an Optiv professional with your specific Zero Trust questions.