We are beyond the point of viewing Zero Trust as a simple marketing feature for information technology or cybersecurity companies. It is a floor for any technology vendor who wants to provide high-value solutions to government or commercial customers.
Before getting into the details, let’s first settle on what we mean by Zero Trust. In 2017, Forrester’s Stephanie Balaouras provided what has become a common definition within the industry:
“A conceptual and architectural model for how security teams should redesign networks into secure microperimeters, increase data security through obfuscation techniques, limit the risks associated with excessive user privileges, and dramatically improve security detection and response through analytics and automation.”