What Is Zero Trust?

What Is Zero Trust?

Mar 07, 2021 / Kron

Large-scale attacks like supply chain attacks have increased in recent years and caused hacking of even the world's leading companies and institutions, necessitating effective security approaches and measures. While adopting these security approaches, The Zero Trust model adds an effective dimension to the concept of cybersecurity and stops malicious people and software. You can take your company's cyber security to the top with all the details explained in the article about the Zero Trust approach, which is much more than a product or service.

What Is Zero Trust Model?

It is now necessary to take much more effective measures against cyberattacks as it can be understood from the recent and world-shaking supply chain attacks. The Zero Trust model effectively takes measures against such attacks, prevents accessors located inside or outside of a company from being authorized without authentication, and does not trust devices by default. Thanks to this, it becomes possible to take high-security measures regarding firmware and updates, which are the main source of unnoticeable attacks such as the supply chain.

The zero-trust policy has become much more important especially with the use of cloud-based technologies and mobile devices. Also, it enables preventing access to company systems and information theft to a great extent. The Zero Trust method requires verification and authorization approval for a truly effective security process. Thus, it becomes difficult for cyber attackers to access the required information while accessing company systems and increases data security.

How Does Zero Trust Model Work?

The Zero Trust model is not a security program or technology, contrary to common belief. The Zero trust method is considered a completely professional cybersecurity approach which combines the steps that ensure the implementation of the "Never trust, always confirm." concept. Therefore, it uses increased endpoint security methods such as privileged session management, central password management, multi-factor authentication, and many other applications. Thanks to this, it is possible to minimize vulnerabilities by auditing and to approve every step of accesses to network infrastructure or sensitive data.

It is important that the favored security system has technologies that comply with zero trust principles in order to protect your company from complex cyberattacks, especially supply chain attacks. For this reason, you should pay attention to the steps that make up the Zero Trust model and consider whether these conditions are included in the cybersecurity solutions that will work integrated with your company infrastructure.

When to Use the Zero Trust Model?

The zero trust model is not only used for protecting the company system generally from internal and external threats but also for cyberattacks that are difficult to prevent such as supply chain attacks. For this reason, the zero-trust approach is preferred both against high-risk cyber-attacks and for large-scale cyber protection. For all these reasons, the services your cybersecurity company provide are of great importance.

The Zero Trust approach is applied primarily in systems with sensitive data to make it difficult for malicious people or codes to access these data, combining many technologies. It protects the company system not only from external threats but also from internal threats thanks to its multi layered authentication processes and advanced encryption methods.

How to Apply Zero Trust with Privileged Access Management (PAM)?

The zero trust policy includes many restrictions and verification stages in order to ensure data security as can be predicted. Privileged access management (PAM) performs all these stages in an integrated way with the solutions and provides maximum security with dozens of different technologies, which are also available in the Zero Trust model. Central password management, two-factor authentication (2FA), dynamic data masking, privileged session manager, and privileged task automation are some of these technologies.

Single Connect, one of the most comprehensive products in privileged access management, offers all the steps your company may need in access security processes in terms of both minimizing internal threat risk and active protection. Thus, you can not only have a strong access security solution but also take measures quickly and maintain your company's security continuously by detecting possible threats before they occur.

Combining all the steps required to apply the zero trust policy in your company, Single Connect can be installed in a very short time and turns into an access and data security process that provides end-to-end security. You can also read Kron Blog's "How to Apply Zero Trust Approach with PAM?'' article to learn how the Zero Trust method can be made compatible with privileged access management (PAM) in your company infrastructure.


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