Zero Trust is a security model centered on the idea that access to data should not be solely made based on network location. It requires users and systems to strongly prove their identities and trustworthiness, and enforces fine-grained, identity-based authorization rules before allowing them to access applications, data, and other systems. With Zero Trust, these identities often operate within highly flexible identity-aware networks that further reduce surface area, eliminate unneeded pathways to data, and provide straightforward outer security guardrails.

To achieve Zero Trust, AWS developed three guiding principles. The principles are:

1. Use identity and network capabilities together, underscores the importance that these controls should be aware of and augment one another.

2. Work backward from your specific use case, point out that you should make Zero Trust specific to the needs of your organizations. These use cases include machine-to-machine, human-to-application, software-to-software, and digital transformation.

3. Apply Zero Trust concepts to your systems and data. Over time, your model will continue to improve defense in depth and continue to make security controls work better through the increased visibility and software-defined nature of the cloud.

As you look more closely at Zero Trust, it can quickly become a complicated topic. At the same time, the opportunity to build better, more flexible, and more secure software systems become very clear.

If you’re ready to advance your security model and don’t know where to start it’s time to turn to AWS Certified Security Consultants at CloudMetrik. With our deep understanding of both cloud security and AWS cloud technology, we’ll work closely with you to design and implement a security strategy that meets the unique needs of your organization.

Our team is ready to help you build a more secure and efficient future for your organization. Contact us!

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Published On: March 12, 2023By

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