As workforces shifted to remote and hybrid work models, a lack of security left endpoints open to attackers.
In rethinking where employees work from, there also needs to be a restructure of security. Zero trust may be the buzzword in the IT world right now, but it is the security answer for remote work.
What Is Zero Trust?
As a quick definition, ZTNA means everything is suspicious. There are no blanket levels of general accessibility, and each step in the process requires verification. Whenever a user or device tries to access a resource, they must identify their identity before granting access. And even after giving access, if another resource needs to be accessed, the verification process will start again.
In more detail, Gartner defines zero-trust network access as a product or service that creates an identity- and context-based, logical access boundary around an application or set of applications.
All applications are hidden and access denied until a trusted broker can verify the user's identity, context, and policy adherence before allowing access. Lateral movement anywhere else in the network is not permitted. There is less for an attacker to see and target with applications hidden.
Zero trust is crucial because even if an attacker slips past a defense, they cannot move deeper into the system, saving organizations time and money since attacks and damage are minimized.
Why Does Zero Trust Work For Remote Work
Zero trust for remote workforces doesn't look different from the standard zero trust format.
What makes zero trust an excellent option for remote workforces is accessibility. With endpoints accessing data from various network connections, zero trust approaches security by eliminating implicit trust and lateral movement.
As users access resources, these become targets for attackers since they most likely do not have the same security offered in an office setting.
ZTNA is also highly flexible, scaling up when demand is high to meet the burden of additional endpoints.
ZTNA isn't just one tool; it's a security posture meant to be tailored to each company. This personalization is another way that zero trust provides superior security.
How Anteris Can Help
Zero trust may sound complex to implement, but working with the right partner can simplify it.
At Anteris, we make security a top priority. Our security services support your business and protect your data from outside threats as cybersecurity professionals.
We pride ourselves on being lifelong learners. Being a security expert doesn't mean that someone has learned everything they need to know about cybersecurity. That's impossible. It's constantly changing. We recognize cybersecurity as an ever-evolving process to assess, align, act, and keep moving forward as cybersecurity changes.
While there is no guaranteed protection against threats, we also have best practices for recovery in the event of a security breach.
Let us make your technology freeing, not frustrating.