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Ignite 2024 with your zero-trust program and make it count

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TLDR:

In this article, Vincent Weafer, Chief Technology Officer at Corvus Insurance, discusses the implementation of a zero-trust security model. He explains that zero-trust is not a product, but rather a security framework and mindset that organizations can adopt using various technologies. Weafer highlights the key principles of zero-trust, including verifying identity, least privilege access, explicit access policies, and continuous monitoring. He also addresses the challenges faced by larger and smaller companies in implementing zero-trust and offers four ways to get started: understanding the company’s assets, protecting all assets, controlling access to assets, and continuously monitoring and training employees. Weafer emphasizes the importance of regular reviews and updates to the security strategy to adapt to changing business activities, technologies, and threat trends. He concludes by stressing the value of investing in a zero-trust model to protect the organization’s most important assets.

Key Points:

  • The concept of zero-trust security has been around for over a decade, but many companies still struggle with its implementation.
  • Zero-trust is a security framework and mindset that involves verifying identity, enforcing least privilege access, defining explicit access policies, and continuously monitoring behaviors.
  • Larger companies face challenges with the cost and complexity of deploying and integrating security technologies, while smaller companies often lack education and awareness among stakeholders.
  • Four ways to start implementing zero-trust include understanding company assets, protecting all assets, controlling access to assets, and continuously monitoring and training employees.
  • Regular reviews and updates to the security strategy are necessary to adapt to evolving business activities, technologies, and threat trends.

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