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What is Zero Trust Security?
17 May 2023
Zero Trust is a security model that assumes that every user, device, and network request is potentially untrusted and must be verified before being granted access to a system, application, or data.
This Zero Trust security approach emphasises the need to continuously verify and authenticate user identities and access privileges, regardless of whether they are inside or outside the network perimeter.
Why should I take a Zero Trust approach to IT security?
The Zero Trust model is based on the principle of “never trust, always verify.” This means that access is only granted on a “need-to-know” basis, and only after strong user authentication and authorisation. The model uses multiple layers of security controls to ensure that only authorised users can access sensitive resources.
- Identity verification
- Access management
Zero Trust is becoming increasingly popular as a security approach for modern IT environments, which are often highly distributed and complex. By adopting a Zero Trust security model, organisations can better protect their data, applications, and networks against a variety of cyber threats, including unauthorised access, data breaches, and malware attacks.
Can GCC help me implement a Zero Trust approach?
Deploying a new security model, such as Zero Trust, will embrace the hybrid workplace and ensure that people, devices, apps, and data are secure, wherever they’re located.
At GCC we recognise that each business is unique – with varying security needs.
We can help guide you through additional security and compliance through our managed IT support services to ensure you mitigate any risks.
Contact our team now for more information on how we can help protect your business.
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