Does your network trust no one?

95% of breaches occur because of user error. That’s right, your precious data and all the initial setup you’ve done to protect it will likely be undone by one of your own. If you’ve never heard of zero trust, there’s a good chance your security profile is based on a protocol established in the 90s… you’re not still using Webcrawler, are you? 

The 90’s centralized data center and secure network perimeter is given a major uplift with zero trust. The concept is simple: your network treats everything as potentially hostile. Period. But some are misusing the term in order to market other products.

Let’s be clear, your business probably isn’t understanding technology jargon, keeping up with the latest tech trends or navigating cybersecurity. But this doesn’t mean you should also be taken advantage of due to ignorance. Here are the core details of zero trust.

  • Every connection is terminated. Before anything ever hits its destination, the item is inspected. This is different from traditional network security that inspect items once they reach their destination.
  • Data is protected using context based policies. Basically, a zero trust infrastructure will continually evaluate a number of factors to make sure the person or program requesting the data has all its ducks in a row.
  • Attack surfaces are reduced. In a traditional network setting where a user may want to access a program on a network, in zero trust, the user and app are directly connected. This greatly reduces the possibility of contamination laterally.  

Yes, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes of your network, and yes, you should definitely keep it up-to-date and as secure as possible. Things like zero trust, which VPN to use, compliance and regulations, policy and procedures, and cybersecurity, are just some of the things a qualified MSP like Betterchips Consulting handles on your behalf. You have enough to worry about running operations day-to-day, let us help ensure all your hard work is safe, secure, and performing optimally.