The password gets a bad rap. Sure – most of it might be warranted, but the password is simply guilty by association. The true culprit of the weak security threshold passwords are perceived to have is the insufficient technological process that underlies traditional password-based authentication – the insecure symmetric method of the classic password.
What exactly does zero trust mean, and how do you get your organization there? For the uninitiated, “zero-trust” is not just a marketing buzzword or a meaningless veil constructed to cover a business’ empty and unfulfilled promises. “Zero-trust”, as a term, is a technical qualifier – meaning that the subject with which the adjective “zero-trust” adheres to the principles, guidelines, and functional specifications defined within the foundational NIST text designed to address what makes a network architecture a ZTA.
The Zero-Trust Architecture (ZTA) is not in itself a specific technology. Instead, it is a cutting-edge operational philosophy that security architects utilize to preserve the networks of today. Zero-Trust is, in its essence, a “never trust, always verify, and assume breach” thought process for modern cybersecurity.