Zero Trust is not just limited to human users, but to non-human users as well, e.g. applications interacting with operating systems via service accounts and business (and robotic) automation processes where software bots are connecting, storing and accessing sensitive data and applications. As the security layers slip through the fingers of the organization, securing important data becomes a much bigger challenge.
Conventional security models operate on the outdated assumption that everything on the inside of an organization's network can be trusted, but given increased attack sophistication and insider threats, new security measures need to be taken to stop them from spreading once inside. Because traditional security models design to protect the perimeter, threats that get inside the network are left invisible, uninspected and free to morph and move wherever they choose to successfully extract sensitive, valuable business data.
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- The relevance of zero-trust today
- Challenges and milestones on the road to zero-trust architecture
- Case study of Akamai's own zero-trust journey