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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

The Zero Trust Six-Stage Plan

Vision without execution is just dreaming. Execution without vision is just chaos.

Now that we have a clear picture of Zero Trust and the three-pillar model that integrates it into your organization, let’s map out the journey in more detail.

In this chapter, you will learn about the six-stage plan the playbooks use to guide the planning and rollout of Zero Trust to the whole organization. These stages enable you to build, sustain, and continuously improve Zero Trust.

These stages help you avoid common causes of project failure by ensuring all the right stakeholders in the organization are involved at the right time and have the right context to make decisions. This helps avoid waste and confusion that result from not having critical context (or from being overwhelmed with too much irrelevant detail). The six-stage plan provides a central reference point that enables people to clearly understand what will be done, why it needs to be done...