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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

What’s next in The Zero Trust Playbook Series

It’s time to get started on execution!

As we discussed before, this Zero Trust introduction and Playbook Overview book acts as a big program's kickoff meeting with all stakeholders. This book gave us full context of what type of guidance everyone will get—now, the next step is to move on to the role-specific playbook for our individual role (and playbooks for our key colleagues as appropriate). This is like team members breaking into smaller groups in a large program to plan and execute each workstream.

Each playbook focuses on a group of related roles and describes how to execute their part of the six-stage plan. Each playbook provides three types of guidance to make this real and actionable for everyone:

  • Shared context: This describes the Zero Trust context that applies to all roles in the playbook. For example, the security operations playbook describes the overall function of SecOps in Zero Trust...