Top Business Security Trend for 2023
Your business is a second home for you. You spend 8 hours or more in the office and a lot of your important matter is held there. Plus, you have a staff to protect as well (who also spends most of their day there). The truth of the matter is, if you don't have a tip-top security system, you're more at risk for intruders or unwanted visitors, as well as potential break-ins to more important offices. In 2023, you should be able to feel as if your business is protected at all costs, whether you're in the building or not. While there are plenty of security trends you can select for your business, we suggest one in particular: Zero Trust.
What is Zero Trust?
The Zero Trust security model, which also may be referred to as either the zero trust architecture, zero trust network architecture, or zero trust network access, is an approach to the design and implementation of IT systems.
In 2023, more companies will likely have a zero-trust architecture for networks. What this means is that companies should not trust any device that enters the premises and would be constantly validating anything that connects to a network before allowing access to resources.
To put it in simpler terms, the Zero Trust method can help reduce theft and data loss due to breaches.
How Zero Trust will help your business
Zero Trust is a modern security system that requires all users (whether they're inside or outside the organization’s network) to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security configuration and posture before being granted or keeping access to applications and data because it assumes that there is no traditional network edge. These networks can include local ones, clouds, or a mix of both.
Unlike any other traditional security system, it is a unique way to address today's businesses, especially in the tech world, by protecting more than your building but your services as well. Zero Trust will help secure remote workers, hybrid cloud environments, and ransomware threats.
This system requires organizations to continuously monitor and validate that a user and their device have the right privileges and attributes, which means that even if you're already in the system, you will keep needing to verify you're still allowed there (threats and user attributes are all subject to change, which is why verification is required consistently). It also requires the enforcement of a policy that incorporates the risk of the user and device, along with compliance or other requirements to consider before permitting the transaction. The business must be aware of all of their service and privileged accounts, to help verify each person, and can establish controls about what and where they connect. With that being said, companies must ensure that all access requests are continuously screened and assessed before giving access to any of their enterprise or cloud assets.
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