Zero trust system is about technology security. It’s one of the most secure ways to set up your network, although it can have a very negative effect on productivity.
Most networks take a ‘trust but verify’ approach. They assume every device that connects is supposed to be there. Access the network once and you can go anywhere.
Imagine you’re using a security pass to access a building… and once inside there are no further security checks, so you can get into every single room.
Cyber criminals love this approach, for obvious reasons.
Zero trust is the opposite approach. Every login and device is treated as a potential threat until it’s authenticated, validated, and authorized.
Once in, you can’t access other parts of the network without going through this process again.
Back to the building analogy – once inside the building you are surrounded by security doors and must use your security pass to get through each one. If your pass isn’t valid, you’re limited where you can go.
Zero trust system has its uses, especially with so many people working remotely these days. But it can have a negative effect on your workflow and can slow down your team.
If you want to talk through whether it’s right for your business, get in touch.