Why Is This Important in Cyber Security?
The move toward Zero Trust has been one of the more significant shifts in how business approaches security. Before adopting a Zero Trust mindset, most companies tried to manage security as a gated function. Once a transaction was validated in the gated area, it was innately trusted.
This approach presents a problem because threat vectors do not always originate outside that area. Also, the world at large continues to adopt digital transformation and hybrid workforces, nullifying the concept of resources only existing behind a gate. Zero Trust methods require validating each element of every interaction continually—no matter where they occur—including all users, machines, applications, and data. There is no area of implicit trust.
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