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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

What this book covers

This first book kicks off The Zero Trust Playbook Series with an overview of Zero Trust and an introduction to the playbooks in the series. This book sets up the context of all that follows and introduces the common context everyone should know.

The chapters in this book are as follows:

  • Chapter 1, Zero Trust – This Is the Way, gets us started by introducing Zero Trust and The Zero Trust Playbook Series and answering common questions about Zero Trust.
  • Chapter 2, Reading the Zero Trust Playbook Series, introduces us to the structure and layout of the playbook series and suggested strategies to get what you need from these books quickly.
  • Chapter 3, Zero Trust Is Security for Today’s World, shows us how Zero Trust is designed for the digital age of continuous change that we live in, and why it’s critically important to get right. This chapter also clears up some common points of confusion around security and Zero Trust.
  • Chapter 4, Standard Zero Trust Capabilities, describes the standard Zero Trust capabilities in the Zero Trust Reference Model from The Open Group that are referenced throughout the playbooks. These are the key elements that will stay constant as we continuously improve on Zero Trust.
  • Chapter 5, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Zero Trust, teaches us about AI and how this technology is disrupting business, technology, security, and society at large. It describes AI’s impacts, limitations, and relationship to Zero Trust that will be managed through the guidance for each role in the playbooks.
  • Chapter 6, How to Scope, Size, and Start Zero Trust, answers the top questions about planning and getting started with a Zero Trust transformation. This also describes key terminology changes and common points of confusion about terminology that is used differently by different teams in an organization.
  • Chapter 7, What Zero Trust Success Looks Like, covers the three key success factors for Zero Trust that are embedded into the playbooks: having a clear strategy and plan, managing mindset and culture shifts, and integrating human empathy.
  • Chapter 8, Adoption with the Three-Pillar Model, lays out the three pillars of the playbook (strategic, operational, and operating model) and shows how the elements in that model work together to integrate business, technology, and security to create Zero Trust.
  • Chapter 9, The Zero Trust Six-Stage Plan, describes the six stages used by the playbook, including a detailed summary of “who does what.” This shows us how the playbook brings everyone together to make Zero Trust real.
  • Chapter 10, Zero Trust Playbook Roles, describes the role-based approach and per-role guidance in the playbooks. This sets us up for success as we move on to the playbook for our role.

The remaining playbooks in the series provide actionable role-by-role guidance for each affected role.