You might have come across the term ‘Zero Trust’ lately but have little idea what it means. We’re here to explain the phrase, simplify the strategy, and explain how implementing it can be a good thing for your business.  

A Zero Trust Strategy is about as tight as online security can be. It requires all users, both inside and outside an organisation’s network, to be authenticated, authorised, and continuously validated to access applications and data. Think of it as your first line of defense; there is no such thing as a regular visitor here. We require I.D. before joining the party! 

As part of our shift toward becoming Australia’s leader in creating and implementing secure, modern workplaces, Spirit is committed to keeping you informed of the constant online security strategies changes. Our managed service packages include the components required to protect you and your business data.  

A Zero Trust strategy addresses the challenges of today’s complex business world that includes securing remote workers, storing data in hybrid cloud environments, and the prospect of ransomware and similar cyber attacks you definitely want to keep at bay. It also includes the encryption of data, securing emails, and verifying the hygiene of assets and endpoints before they can be connected. 

Traditional security adopted a ‘castle and moat’ approach, which assumes users inside castle walls can be implicitly trusted. Zero Trust is like an annoying security guard that comes past your desk every half hour to check on your workplace credentials even though your face is familiar. It assumes there are attackers both inside and outside the network.   

This added layer of security has been shown to prevent a huge percentage of possible data breaches. Studies have shown that the average cost of a single data breach is over $3 million, hence the adoption of Zero Trust.  

Zero Trust may sound complex or daunting at first, but adopting this security model can be relatively simple with the right technology partner. If you have any questions about the strength of your current online security, feel free to speak with one of our experts. 

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