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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

Continuous change and why we need Zero Trust

We are living in an age of continuous change in our lives and our work.

Everyone’s life has been changed by the technological breakthroughs of our time. The internet and computer technology have changed communication, work, and entertainment in our society. These changes aren’t letting up, and the rate of change is accelerating, promising to continuously change our lives for the foreseeable future.

A recent example is the COVID-19 pandemic, where many people quickly found themselves working from home instead of commuting to an office. This shift drove new business models, new technologies to support those models, new societal norms, and new evolutions in threats to business assets. Zero Trust security is designed for this world of continuous change.