The Rise of Zero Trust

The rise of Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) is everywhere: remote and hybrid workplaces, government agencies and private sector organizations, and even federal mandates. Organizations are launching multi-year plans to enforce zero-trust strategies through layered, practical implementation.

For many organizations, implicitly trusting users, devices, and applications on a company’s network is no longer viable for a safe environment. ZTA evades risks by marking all users and devices as potential threats. Everything and everyone must be validated to access data and systems. Organizations with mature cybersecurity programs implement ZTA to maintain dominance over threats and regulatory compliance requirements.

Why is Zero Trust Architecture favored?

The governing principle of ZTA is “never trust, always verify.” This identity and access management control model protects networks, systems, and assets from evolving security risks and vulnerabilities. The benefits of implementing ZTA include:

  • Eliminates the need to be in the office to be secure.
  • Requires strong authentication, authorization, and encryption methods for all identities.
  • Clears the need to update and maintain outdated security practices.
  • Reduces the unique user permissions groups.

The Rise by the Numbers

The rise of zero trust is everywhere. According to a recent report by CyberTalk:

  • 72% of U.S. organizations have or will adopt ZTA.
  • 90% of organizations rank ZTA in their top three IT priorities.
  • By 2026, the ZTA market will reach $52 billion.
  • ZTA reduces the cost of a data breach by about $1.76 million.
  • Zero Trust segmentation efficiencies translate into freeing up nearly 40-person-hours per week.

ZTA is a comprehensive security model that requires implementation initiatives which reengineer security programs to align with the framework. When appropriately implemented, ZTA can improve security and help organizations scale their protection to fight the tide of next generation cyber threats.

Our whitepaper, “Never Trust, Always Verify: The Future of Zero Trust Architecture,” offers an in-depth look at zero trust implementation. For more information on how your organization might benefit from a ZTA implementation plan or another security method, contact Securance for a free consultation.