Zero Trust (ZT) is a new mandate and a cybersecurity best practice for both federal and enterprise cybersecurity. Evaluating, planning and implementing a Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) is not a trivial endeavor! It requires careful planning with multiple vendor solutions needed to ensure complete success.
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To fully implement ZT in your enterprise on-premises and in the cloud, multiple IAM technologies are required, including but not limited to:
The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) is the leading government authority and commercial influencer on Zero Trust infrastructure & architecture. Here is NIST’s definition of Zero Trust:
Zero trust (ZT) is the term for an evolving set of cybersecurity paradigms that move defenses from static, network- based perimeters to focus on users, assets, and resources.
A zero trust architecture (ZTA) uses zero trust principles to plan industrial and enterprise infrastructure and workflows. Zero trust assumes there is no implicit trust granted to assets or user accounts based solely on their physical or network location (i.e., local area networks versus the internet) or based on asset ownership (enterprise or personally owned).
Authentication and authorization (both subject and device) are discrete functions performed before a session to an enterprise resource is established.
The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), the leading government authority and commercial influencer on Zero Trust infrastructure and architecture, has outlined the tenants of ZT in Special Publication SP 800-207, Zero Trust Architecture:
The Tenets of Zero Trust:
1.All data sources and computing services are considered Resources
2.All communication is secured regardless of network location
3.Access to individual enterprise resources is granted on a per-session basis
4.Access to resources is determined by a dynamic policy – including the observable state of client identity, application/service, & the requesting asset, and may include other behavioral & environmental attributes
5.The enterprise monitors & measures the integrity and security posture of all owned & associated assets
6.All resource authentication & authorization are dynamic and strictly enforced before access is allowed
7. The enterprise collects as much info as possible about the current state of assets, network infrastructure & communications and uses it to improve its security posture.