Is Your Environment Adaptive Enough for Zero Trust?
Meeting zero trust security goals will require continuous analysis and access control. Although most organizations still use firewalls as their first line of defense, last year’s Executive Order (EO) 140281 stated concrete recommendations that included aggressive timelines. In an effort to make meaningful cybersecurity progress in protecting U.S. Government agencies, the directive requires them to secure both off-cloud and cloud services through zero trust principles within weeks and months rather than the distant objectives that were vague and directional. Both CISA (Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) have been actively defining zero trust principles and how to implement them. It is predicted that as these new practices and methodologies become more common, they will spread over to privacy mandates for those who handle regulated information