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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

Key terminology changes and clarification

One of the side effects of connecting business, technology, and security teams together is terminology confusion. As these teams start working more closely together, they often face points of confusion around language, terminology, and its meaning.

Some terminology and concepts are new to teams that haven’t worked together before, some of the same (or similar) terminology has different meanings to different teams, some terminology is new to everyone, and some common terminology is just outdated and misleading.

The most common points of confusion typically center around the use of the words assets (and related words), operations (and related words), and the network (or the enterprise).

Newer terminology – technical estate

The series uses “technical estate” or “technology estate” to refer to all technology used by an organization to get work done, including all data and all IT, Operational...