Posted by: kurtsh | November 5, 2021

WHITEPAPER: “Evolving Zero Trust” – Lessons learned and emerging trends

Microsoft just released a paper on the evolution of zero trust covering:

  • Five lessons learned over the last two years
  • Updated Zero Trust architecture
  • What’s next for zero trust

Excerpt:

imageLooking back at the last two years, to say that our security strategies have evolved would be an understatement. Organizations around the world made overnight transitions to remote work models in response to a global pandemic, forcing them to reassess attack surface areas as they underwent an accelerated digital transformation. Meanwhile, cybercriminals seized new opportunities—introducing COVID-19-themed social engineering campaigns and accelerated ransomware attacks. Nation-state actors launched increasingly bold and sophisticated nation-state attacks.1

In this environment, security transformation has become key to survival. The mandate to explicitly verify every access request, focus on least privilege access overall, and constantly assume breach to maintain vigilance was made clear, as exemplified by calls from governments and businesses worldwide to accelerate the adoption of Zero Trust strategies.

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