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Zero trust model in cyber security is an innovative implementation of existing technologies to prevent cyber security threats. It takes into consideration that every access to data is a possible threat and provides access to data only after proving authenticity. For this, every IP address has to be closely analyzed and the possible locations from where and what data they access have to be understood before giving access to data. This essentially means that internal services, cloud services, business partner ingress points, or any other untrusted interface points are secured alike.
One of the reasons businesses find it difficult to move to zero trust model is that it is not a single technology that can be implemented as such. It is an approach implemented through multiple technologies including, but not limited to, identity and access management systems, network equipment and technologies, authentication technologies, and operating system services. The challenge that companies face here is that existing networks, technologies and other technologies were not designed through this approach.
Companies can follow two effective ways to implement the zero trust model. The first one is to implement it fully in new environments, i.e. the company can implement to a section of the IT infrastructure where it has not been applied previously and then move on to the next. The second method is the implementation of a containerized application approach, i.e. first selecting a stand-alone application and implementing zero trust model on it.
These methods, even though slow to implement, ensure data protection. Where today’s cyber security approaches fail to protect data, zero Trust can be considered as the best solution.