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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

Stitching it all together with the Zero Trust Playbook

Now that we have all three pillars of the model, we can put them together and move forward on making it real at scale. We now implement sustainable and effective Zero Trust capabilities that all fit together in an actionable, living, breathing strategy—the Zero Trust Playbook.

We will next look at the overall system of three interconnected pillars and their individual components. We will introduce the six-stage plan in Chapter 9, The Zero Trust Six-Stage Plan, and then proceed to build it throughout the rest of the playbook.

Figure 8.15 describes each playbook component and how they all flow together, much like a blueprint describes all aspects of a building’s architecture:

Figure 8.15 – Zero Trust Playbook overall components and relationships

Figure 8.15 – Zero Trust Playbook overall components and relationships

This diagram explains the relationships in the overall system:

  • Each of the dark green boxes at the top of the pillars represents...