Do you know how to protect your business against an attack that might not happen? It almost seems like an impossible feat to defend your business against something that doesn’t exist. However, attacks like these, zero-day threats, are becoming more common than you think. What is a zero-day threat, you ask? It’s a threat that hasn’t been seen before and is impossible to detect with traditional solutions. To defend your business against these attacks, IT firms are forced to create new forms of defensive protocols and solutions to help better prepare your business from these ominous threats.
This is where zero trust, or the zero-trust framework, comes into play. Created as more than just a solution, the zero-trust framework was established to secure a business against emerging threats that were hard to detect. The method behind this framework was essentially never trust, always verify—what does that mean? When you think of traditional cybersecurity, you might think of barriers like firewalls that control the “traffic” coming and going from your network. With zero trust, you need to assume that there are no barriers within your cybersecurity. Your business should never trust and always verify who has access to your sensitive data. With a rise in data breaches, it has almost been impossible to keep networks protected. For context, the average cost your business must endure from a data breach is almost USD 4 million—that’s a lot to take in.
Let’s discuss how your business can take advantage of the zero-trust framework and better prepare you from the unknown.
The Zero-Trust Framework Overview
Zero-trust provides organizations with adaptive and continuous protection for data, users and even assets. It can allow businesses to manage threats proactively while focusing on verifying every user, device and connection throughout the organization. By applying a zero-trust framework, your business can enforce security policies that consistently detect, respond and manage threats in a more precise way.
You can also expect to see benefits that can:
- Help enhance your network performance.
- Improve ability to address network errors in a timely manner.
- Detect breaches quicker.
- Offer a more simplified process of logging and monitoring users.
How It Works
In simple terminology, a zero-trust framework works by assuming that every connection and endpoint is a potential threat to your business. The framework will protect against these threats whether they are internal or external.
- Log and inspect all corporate network traffic.
- Limit and control who has access to your network.
- Verify and secure network resources.
A zero-trust framework will ensure that every connection is authorized and meets the conditional requirements. The end goal is to protect and defend against these unknown attacks.
How We Can Help
Taking on the unknown can be a daunting task. By successfully implementing a zero-trust framework, your business can have peace of mind when it comes to all attacks.
If you are interested in learning more about a zero-trust framework and how it can benefit your business, contact CyberTrust IT Solutions today. We can help keep your business informed with top-of-the-line expertise, while also assisting you with protecting your network. Let us help you prepare for the unexpected—talk to an expert today.