Zero Trust and SASE have become top of mind for many organizations globally in the past year as business models changed overnight to accommodate a remote workforce, bringing an expanded attack surface.
The massive shift to remote work and a continually expanding attack surface has made the concept of trust-based security a naïve one at best, dangerous at worst. But the upshot is that everything we’ve seen and experienced in the past year has helped seed the need for a zero-trust based approach. Let’s look at some of the major trends and factors of the past year and how these risks can be mitigated using a zero trust approach.
Long-time cyberveteran with the USAF and currently Federal Practice Lead at A-LIGN, Tony Bai and Joe Cortese, Penetration Testing Practice at A-LIGN, navigate the complex future of supply chain security and discuss who should be responsible for supply chain protection.
In the spirit of building a solid foundation, Zero Trust security has once again come into the forefront. Whie the concept of Zero Trust is not new, the reality is that not enough organizations have adopted those in IT and security, the concept of identity-centric protection isn’t anything new.
Streaming - and really all content creators and consumers - would not have accelerated as it did without that much-needed bandwidth. In much the same way, we see the idea of Zero Trust Network Security, introduced more than a decade ago, needing its own boost for more widespread adoption. That help has arrived in the form of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), the ideal framework for Zero Trust.
COVID-19 brought with it a massive influx of data, most of it moving from a centralized location to the cloud (and other environments). Now, these businesses are trying to understand how to re-engineer their environment for the next 10+ years, in the advent of Zero Trust, SASE and more. How has COVID-19 impacted the need for cybersecurity consulting, specifically new trends, and Zero Trust? Here, we speak with Todd Waskelis, AVP of AT&T Cybersecurity, who leads AT&T’s cybersecurity consulting services.
Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) is a trendy term touted by cybersecurity vendors. But there isn’t a single ZTA solution. The architecture is composed of numerous components, that when taken together, form a new paradigm for dealing with cybersecurity that is appropriate in a modern world where corporate enterprises are no longer confined to a well-defined and trustworthy perimeter such as remote working and cloud environments. For reference, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a very detailed ZTA publication