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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 playbook stages in detail

The following tables explain the steps in each stage and who owns and drives them. These tables provide a detailed view of the end-to-end journey. The playbooks resolve these into role-specific details and guidance to provide full clarity for each role. Chapter 10, Zero Trust Playbook Roles, provides an illustrative reference for these roles and the guidance that is provided for each role.

Stage 1 – Establish a strategy

The first stage sets you up for overall success – defining a clear vision and direction, laying out the plan and prioritized roadmap to achieve it, and getting buy-in from senior stakeholders across the organization. This ensures everyone is moving in the same direction so that different teams aren’t working against each other.

Here are the steps in this stage:

  1. Develop a Zero Trust vision.
  2. Understand the business capabilities.
  3. Understand the technical capabilities.
  4. Finalize the Zero Trust...