Zero Trust Security Checklist

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Self-assess your hybrid working readiness

With the introduction of flexible working, employees are now able to access company resources and apps from outside the corporate network on both personal and work devices. Thus, it’s no longer sufficient to have rules and policies on your corporate firewalls alone.

Zero Trust is an end-to-end security strategy that’s based on ‘never trust, always verify’, and has been adopted by millions of organisations around the world to protect their technology ecosystem.

Secure the six pillars of Zero Trust

Identities

Identities representing people, services or IoT devices, are the common dominator across network, endpoint and applications. In a Zero Trust strategy, identities function as a powerful and flexible way to control access to data.

Devices

The modern business has an incredible diversity of endpoints accessing their data. This
creates a massive attack surface, and as a result, endpoints can easily become the weakest link in your Zero Trust security strategy.

Applications

With remote employees accessing business resources and apps from outside your corporate network, it’s crucial that you start identifying app usage patterns and assess the risk levels of third-party apps to prevent data leaks and limit access to regulated data.

Data

Data is one of your most valuable assets, which is why cybercriminals work tirelessly to gain access to it. Zero Trust aims to protect your sensitive data irrespective of where it lives or travels.

Infrastructure

Your Infrastructure, whether on-premises server, cloud-based VMs, containers, or micro-services can open you up to threats. Thus, it’s crucial that we ensure these services are protected and part of our overall Zero Trust security strategy.

Networks

We all know the old castle and moat approach just isn’t secure enough anymore. Adopting a Zero Trust strategy means that you assume that nothing behind your corporate firewall is safe.

Our Zero Trust security checklist will help you self-assess your progress in adopting a Zero Trust security strategy and determine your Hybrid Working readiness. We’ll dive into the specific Microsoft tools available for you to start defending the six pillars of Zero Trust.

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