Cybersecurity has grown to be a big issue in the tech world especially now that it’s the age of digital transformation. Security has always been an important subject and firms that are transforming digitally have got to be secure.
Security has evolved and many are now recommending a zero-trust approach when it comes to cybersecurity.
Zero Trust is the new paradigm in cyber security. Security has evolved over the years and cybersecurity has been evolving over time and zero trust seems to now be the only way you can be safe from hackers.
The landscape has changed as well. Today we want to have an organization that is digitally led, data driven, insight led, and platform enabled. Tony Muiyuro, the cybersecurity lead at KPMG gave a presentation on Zero Trust at the CIO 100 Symposium and awards at the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort, Mombasa. He gives an illustration on why you need to trust no one and nothing when it comes to cyber security.
“Zero Trust is an approach. A model at which you build your infrastructure to enable some if these principle. There’s nothing like ‘once trusted always trusted’,” he explained
“What is the natural thing to do when someone gets a USB stick? They’ll plug it in, right? We once did an experiment where we gave people USB sticks and they all did that. They plugged it in,” Muiyuro noted.
He went on to say that according to research, in future 60% of organisations will be using the zero trust approach and fewer firms will be using VPN.
Zero Trust approach has various benefits over firewalls and VPN which is basically what people are using now.
With this kind of approach, you get to improve your network visibility, breach detection and vulnerability management. You will also be able to breakdown the interdepartmental silos. Zero Trust approach will enable and support business digital transformation as well as reduce both capital and operational expenditures on security.