Securing Digital Transformation requires Zero Trust
Never Trust, Always Verify
Organizations are embracing digital transformation to manage continuous business environment changes such as Shifting business models and partnerships, technology trends or regulatory, geopolitical, and cultural forces.
Digital transformation forces re-examination of traditional security models. The old way of security does not provide business agility, user experiences, and protections needed for a rapidly evolving digital estate.
Our vision on security is implementing a Zero Trust approach to alleviate these challenges and enable the new normal of working anywhere, with anyone, at any time. It is the essential security strategy for today’s reality.
Zero Trust starts with identity, verifying that only the people, devices and processes that have been granted access to your resources can access them.
Next, there are protections at the network layer for access to resources, especially those within your corporate perimeter.
Next comes assessing the security compliance of device endpoints – the hardware accessing your data – including the IoT systems on the edge.
Followed by the infrastructure hosting your data on-premises and in the cloud. This can be physical or virtual, including containers, micro-services, and the underlying operating systems and firmware.
This oversight applies to your applications too, whether local or in the Cloud, as the software-level entry points to your information.
And finally, protection of the data itself across your files and content, as well as structured and unstructured data wherever it resides.
Visibility, Automation, Orchestration
Zero Trust is a proactive, integrated approach to security across all layers of the digital estate that explicitly and continuously verifies every transaction, asserts least privilege, and relies on intelligence, advanced detection, and real-time response to threats.
Today’s organizations need a new security model that more effectively adapts to the complexity of the modern environment, embraces the hybrid workplace, and protects people, devices, apps, and data wherever they’re located.
It is essential to empower your users to work more securely anywhere, anytime, and on any device, enable digital transformation with intelligent security for today’s complex environment, close security gaps, and minimize the risk of lateral movements.
At Plain Concepts, we have the expertise and resources to cover your needs across all security layers. Moving to a Zero Trust security model doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. We recommend using a phased approach, closing the most exploitable vulnerabilities first.
Adopting Zero Trust
Zero Trust is a multifaceted journey that can span many years. Clearly defining the goals, outcomes, and architectures make your organization more successful than taking a reactive approach.
At Plain Concepts, we have created an actionable framework to help guide you through each phase of your own Zero Trust journey. We provide the guidance, best practices, resources, and tools to help you drive your own Zero Trust security implementation.
Plain Concepts has helped thousands of organizations evolve their Zero Trust deployments to respond to transitions to remote and hybrid work in parallel with the growing intensity and sophistication of cyberattacks.
PlanStar by aligning your Zero Trust investments to your current business needs and strategic goals, focusing on getting quick wins. Define strong business cases that helps you obtain executive support and drive alignment across business functions.
ImplementCreate a multiyear strategy for your Zero Trust deployment and prioritize early actions based on business needs. Each win adds incremental value to reduce risk and improve the security posture of your digital estate.
Move & MeasureEvolve the strategy implementation incrementally, tracking the success of your Zero Trust deployment to provide confidence that the implementation of Zero Trust provides measurable improvements.
Guiding principes of Zero Trust
Make security decisions, authenticate and authorize using all available data points, including identity, location, device health, resource, service or workload, data classification, and anomalies.
Verify explicitly has expanded to include verifying the software in your supply chain.
Limit user access with just-in-time and just-enough-access (JIT/JEA), risk-based adaptive policies, and data protection to help secure both data and productivity.
Apply least privilege access apply least to infrastructure, ensuring compartmentalized access to systems.
Minimize blast radius with micro-access segmentation, end-to-end encryption, continuous monitoring, and automated threat detection and response.
Use analytics to get visibility, drive threat detection, and improve defenses.
Our Zero Trust approach the critical importance of integrating policy enforcement and automation, threat intelligence, and threat protection across security pillars. These integrated elements aim at enabling informed with real-time signals on the status of every pillar
What's next in your Zero Trust journey?
Zero Trust is an imperative for business, technology, and security teams working to protect everything as it is and as it could be.
Zero Trust is a dynamic model that will continue to evolve. It is an ongoing journey, but getting started begins with simple first steps, a continuing sense of urgency, and continuous iterative improvements.
Beyond being up to date on lessons learned, experiences, and trends in security, Plain Concepts brings the technical guidance and resources to help your teams start or advance your Zero Trust journey.
Our Security Workshops
As companies adopt cloud technologies, we can help accelerate your digital transformation by providing security, privacy, and compliance solutions. We leverage workshops to conduct effective conversations about your security priorities, unlock new ways to help you protect and secure data, and accelerate opportunities.
Our workshops include step-by-step guidance and content to assess your needs, demonstrate “Art of the Possible”, build actionable deployment plans and accelerate your security needs adoption.
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Zero Trust defined: Instead of assuming everything behind the corporate firewall is safe, the Zero Trust model assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an open network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it accesses, Zero Trust teaches us to “never trust, always verify.” Before granting access, every access request is fully authenticated, authorized, and encrypted”. Micro-segmentation and least privileged access principles are applied to minimize lateral movement. Rich intelligence and analytics are utilized to detect and respond to anomalies in real-time.
Certifications, Regulations and Standars
The ISO is an independent nongovernmental organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards. The IEC is the world’s leading organization for preparing and publishing international standards for electrical, electronic, and related technologies.
The Spain Esquema Nacional de Seguridad (ENS) is a national security framework that applies to all public organizations and government agencies in Spain that purchase cloud services, as well as to providers of information and communications technologies (ICT)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive data protection law that regulates the use of personal data of EU residents and provides individuals rights to exercise control over their data.