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ZT Field Guide
Optiv ZT Expertise
Zero Trust is an information security model based on the principle of maintaining strict access controls by not trusting anyone or any action by default, even those already inside the network perimeter.
Instead, each transaction is evaluated for need and risk. It combines network and application micro-segmentation and identity and access management platforms to verify access and authorization, and it allows for more granular access control and machine/application-specific policies. It also employs multifactor authentication, IAM, orchestration, analytics, encryption, scoring and file system permissions, plus governance policies such as giving users the least amount of access they need to accomplish a specific task.
So, sometimes, it’s best to assume the worst. Zero Trust security solutions protect networks, applications and data based on the concept of “never trust, always verify.” In a Zero Trust model, identity is the core security control used by security teams that “assume breach” because any user or device is a potential threat actor.
Survey results reveal that the three most useful items needed to make progress on your Zero Trust journey are gap identification, process improvements and road mapping. Optiv can provide assessments, roadmap planning and experts to help you tackle these objectives and more.
This report – developed by ISMG, Palo Alto Networks and Optiv – reveals the Zero Trust Strategies for 2022 survey insights (and the best ways to put them to work on your ZT 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.
A Zero Trust approach can help you:
By leveraging and understanding expertise across security domains, Optiv developed four core principles to drive an organization's trajectory towards a true Zero Trust architecture.
Establish a Micro-Perimeter
Secure business resources through "just in time" automatic placement of systems to have access to only permissible services based on security posture.
Establish a Secure Identity-Based Context to the Resource
Contextualize key security events as well as the traffic flow through the micro-perimeter with specific identity.
Create Enhanced Security
Enable additional verification as resources are accessed and managed.
Continuous Review of Identity and Secure Connection
Maintain secure connectivity to resources, monitor activity as the resources are utilized and respond to incidents as needed.
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.
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.
Dip into our Zero Trust Field Guide to help you:
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.
Know what’s happening in your house. Unlike company-wide perimeters or micro-segmentation, micro-perimeters are security controls that provide protection at the resource level. Gain visibility of the traffic and applications that interact with assets.
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Predict: Get ahead of threat actors. Use threat modeling to identify and close potential vulnerabilities.
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Data-Centric Zero Trust Security
Defend: Protect your most sensitive data. Control access to services. Monitor file access and email activity.
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Pivot: Adapt to ever-changing threats. Apply asset-specific perimeters for remote users, BYOD devices, SaaS applications and clouds.
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Go beyond an understanding of the network traffic moving in and out of your organization. Zero Trust helps you know the essential context of every inbound or outbound event.
Prevent: Stop attacker lateral movement among systems. Gather and apply user behavior and entity analytics (UBEA) and insights.
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Privileged Access Management
Counter: Thwart credential theft. Grant access based on the least privilege concept and identity context: who or what is requesting access and the risk of the requestor’s environment.
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Protect your most critical resources with robust and effective security controls. Add additional verification through biometrics, certificates and other enhancements.
Confirm: Verify that users are who they say they are. Develop dynamic, continuous review of identities and connections. Optiv’s experts and services develop a practical roadmap for organizations to build and mature their zero trust capabilities.
Advanced User Behavior Analytics
Observe: Detect and act on anomalies quickly. Establish a behavioral baseline of users interacting with your network.
Authenticate: Prove the identity of users accessing your network. Add security factors such as passwordless or risk-based authentication.
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Shield: Secure your move to the cloud. Protect machine-to-machine communications with PKI.
We all live in a very complicated, ever-changing world. As people and events change, so should your security. Zero Trust helps you view, log and monitor activity to improve your response to authorizations, system connections and threats.
Optimize: Improve the ROI of your security program. Streamline identity processes such as password management and user provisioning.
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The Essential Guide to Zero Trust
If you don't have actionable insights to detect and respond to emerging and current threats, you're not reaping the rewards of modern SIEM technology.
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Empower: Strengthen security at the edge with SASE’s all-in-one full-stack WAN infrastructure solution. Protect your cloud applications with CASB.
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Join our expert, Jerry Chapman, Engineering Fellow at Optiv and author of "Zero Trust Security: An Enterprise Guide", as he delivers the following takeaways:
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Want to learn more about Zero Trust Architecture? Reach out to an Optiv professional with your specific Zero Trust questions.