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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

Per-role guidance

The playbook guidance helps each role navigate the transformation to Zero Trust, manage ongoing Zero Trust operations, and manage the continuous changes to come.

The volume of guidance provided for each role varies by how involved they are with Zero Trust. Security and technology roles are affected by Zero Trust in many ways, while business leaders such as CEOs, CFOs, and board members experience fewer changes (though their actions are critically important to the success of everyone else).

The guidance for each individual role provides clear guidance in these areas:

  • Role mission and purpose
  • Role creation and evolution
  • Key role relationships
  • Required skills and knowledge
  • Tooling and capabilities
  • Zero Trust impact and imperatives for each role
  • Playbook stage involvement for each role
  • Day in the life of Zero Trust for each role
  • Defining and measuring success

Role mission and purpose

The playbook includes a description...