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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

Playbook structure

Now that we understand the model, let’s dive into the playbook structure and how it is woven throughout the playbooks. This chapter will take a deeper dive into each of the three pillars (strategic, operational, and operating model) and then summarize how they tie together into a single, coherent, detailed model that is implemented in phases. We will use Acme examples for different industries throughout this chapter and the rest of the playbook to show how to apply these in real life in different industries.

Playbook layout

The playbook series provides a single overarching approach that is then detailed in role-specific guidance. This naturally provides immediate actionable guidance while keeping everyone in the organization focused on working in the same direction. This approach also provides clarity and structure while maintaining flexibility to adapt the playbook to your organization and changing requirements. You can start anywhere and continuously...