Five Key Principles of Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA)

Learn the five key principles of Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) with this infographic from Securance Consulting.

Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) is a security framework that helps mitigate the risk of cyberattacks by treating all users and devices as potential threats. All users, inside or outside the network, must be authenticated, authorized, and verified before accessing applications and data. Here are five key principles of ZTA.


5 Key Principles of ZTA


Five Key Principles of Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA)


  1. Multi-factor authentication (MFA): MFA is a layered approach to security that requires a user to provide two or more identity credentials before they can access a system. ZTA uses MFA to reduce the risk of identity theft.


  1. Principle of least privilege: ZTA only gives users the minimum access and permissions they need to perform their job functions, limiting exposure to sensitive data and network assets.


  1. Device access control: ZTA minimizes the attack surface by monitoring the number of devices trying to access the network and ensuring that every device is authorized.


  1. Micro-segmentation: Micro-segmentation creates safe zones across data center environments to isolate application workloads from one another and secure them individually.


  1. Continuous monitoring and verification: ZTA verifies devices, user identity, and privileges and ensures that established sessions time out periodically, forcing devices and users to reauthenticate.


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