2020 has been a challenging year for companies across the globe. Business continuity has been tested to the max, showing that the world as we see it today is calling for accelerated digital transformation. The massive change to a fully remote work environment has amplified both the urgency and the obstacles around cybersecurity.
Unfortunately, while some businesses focused on “survive to thrive” mode, cybercriminals jumped at the opportunity to identify vulnerabilities and prime targets. With attacks becoming more sophisticated and because extending VPN protection is not enough, solution providers are now looking at a security framework that focuses on avoiding breaches by embracing the “never trust, always verify” that comes with the zero-trust approach.
Whereas a traditional network is built around the idea of inherent trust, a zero-trust framework assumes that every device and user, on-network or off, represents a security risk. The “never trust, always verify” approach uses multiple levels of protection to prevent threats, block lateral movement and enforce granular user-access controls.