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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

Scoping, sizing, and starting Zero Trust

There is only one way to eat an elephant: a bite at a time.

Desmond Tutu

You can start Zero Trust in many different ways. In fact, many organizations have already started on parts of Zero Trust without realizing it or without calling it Zero Trust. This could include ensuring the integration of security risk into business risk management, adopting modern security operations practices, updating access control and other security approaches for the cloud, and more.

A Zero Trust transformation involves changes across many teams and connecting teams together to work as a team of teams. This is a large scope of changes for an organization to understand, plan, and execute. This naturally leads to questions on how best to scope, size, and start the Zero Trust journey.

The top questions that often arise are the following:

  • Will Zero Trust work in my organization? How will it apply to our size, industry, culture, and processes...