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Increasing Security with Zero Trust

Cybersecurity is one of the most essential things for any organization to focus on. Every day cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated, and they are targeting organizations of all sizes more frequently than ever. While no organization can be completely protected against these threats, there are steps you can take to decrease your vulnerability significantly. Your IT systems should include things like spam filtering and employee training, but moving to a Zero Trust security model may dramatically help.   

 

What is Zero Trust?  

Usually, you can only block known threats and take action once new threats have been introduced. By moving to a Zero Trust model, you would stop any application from running until it has been vetted and approved by your IT team. This also allows you to enforce additional policy controls on approved software to prevent malicious behavior.   

 

What does Zero Trust mean for my team?  

During the implementation process, your IT team will review your environment and user behavior, so they can approve the tools you need for day-to-day operations. If an employee tries to open an application not on your organization's trust list, it will not be allowed to run. This helps prevent the use of unpermitted software and helps defend against malware that looks like a legitimate application.  

 

Can we update the list of approved applications?  

Yes! If you are looking to change the software you use for finance operations, want to add new tools to your marketing department, or otherwise want to make changes, you can. Before you can start using those tools, your IT team will need to review and approve them so that employees can start using them.  

 

Auditing your technology environment and updating your security practices can be stressful and time-consuming, but it is worth the increased protection against cyberattacks. If you have questions about cybersecurity at your organization or want to learn more about how Tech Networks approaches Zero Trust, please contact us 

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