Techies love buzzwords and the term “zero trust” is the buzz of 2022. But what does it mean?
Zero trust refers to a way of organising computer systems in which no one and no devices are assumed to be trustworthy.
On a typical office network the PCs on everyone’s desks are assumed to be computers that have already been configured to meet the business’ security standards. So there are few, if any, limits placed on what they talk to or how they respond to other devices on the network.
In a “zero trust” environment every computer treats every other device as a stranger, until proven otherwise. This helps stop, or at least control, the spread of malicious code across a network.
The spread of ransomware in recent years means that very few networks are still configured to be “all trust” nowadays. Most are somewhere in the middle. If you still have to use a VPN to connect to your office, that’s probably because the office systems are too trusting and so they need to be more strongly protected (even though it makes life harder for users).
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