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Zero Trust Overview and Playbook Introduction

By : Mark Simos, Nikhil Kumar
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Zero Trust Overview and Playbook Introduction

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By: Mark Simos, Nikhil Kumar

Overview of this book

Zero Trust is cybersecurity for the digital era and cloud computing, protecting business assets anywhere on any network. By going beyond traditional network perimeter approaches to security, Zero Trust helps you keep up with ever-evolving threats. The playbook series provides simple, clear, and actionable guidance that fully answers your questions on Zero Trust using current threats, real-world implementation experiences, and open global standards. The Zero Trust playbook series guides you with specific role-by-role actionable information for planning, executing, and operating Zero Trust from the boardroom to technical reality. This first book in the series helps you understand what Zero Trust is, why it’s important for you, and what success looks like. You’ll learn about the driving forces behind Zero Trust – security threats, digital and cloud transformations, business disruptions, business resilience, agility, and adaptability. The six-stage playbook process and real-world examples will guide you through cultural, technical, and other critical elements for success. By the end of this book, you’ll have understood how to start and run your Zero Trust journey with clarity and confidence using this one-of-a-kind series that answers the why, what, and how of Zero Trust!
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
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Chapter 2: Reading the Zero Trust Playbook Series

Role-based approach

Perceptions filter what you see and change how you act in the world.

We all understand the world around us through the lens of our individual experiences, our personal identity, and the role we are playing at that moment. We see things differently when we view our role as a friend, sibling, student, teacher, boss, employee, customer, vendor, owner, auditor, or other role. This affects what we see and hear, as well as how we act in any situation.

This is also true of our work—we perceive challenges, solutions, and opportunities through the lens of our professional identity and the role(s) we play within an organization.

For this reason, the Zero Trust Playbook provides role-by-role guidance for business, technology, and security roles that are impacted by and required to support Zero Trust. Each role in the playbook has an important and unique part to play in Zero Trust, regardless of whether it is fulfilled as an occasional part-time duty, a shared...