IMPLEMENTING ZERO TRUST
Zero Trust is a security philosophy that is gaining popularity in the field of Identity and Access Management (IAM). The basic idea behind Zero Trust is that organizations should not automatically trust any user or device, even if they are inside the network. Instead, every access request should be carefully authenticated and authorized before granting access to resources.
One of the key benefits of implementing a Zero Trust model is that it can help to reduce the risk of data breaches and other security incidents. By verifying the identity of every user and device before granting access, organizations can prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and systems.
Additionally, Zero Trust can help to improve compliance with regulations such as HIPAA and GDPR, which have strict requirements for managing user access to sensitive data.
Companies should consider implementing a Zero Trust model for several reasons:
First, it can help to improve the security of their systems and data. In today's digital landscape, data breaches and cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common, and a Zero Trust model can provide an additional layer of protection against these threats.
Additionally, implementing Zero Trust can help to improve compliance with industry regulations, which is essential for an organization's reputation and continued growth.
Finally, a Zero Trust model can help to improve the overall security posture of an organization.
Securify Identity, with its robust and adaptive identity and access management platform, can assist your company to implement Zero Trust Model.
Let’s check out the steps how you can implement Zero Trust with Securify Identity:
Define your new security perimeter
The first step in implementing a Zero Trust model is to define the new security perimeter of your organization. We remind that the old physical perimeters are no longer in use. In other words, this means identifying which resources and systems are considered sensitive and require protection, and which users and devices should be granted access to those resources. Securify Identity has a Directory, Applications and Policies module which enables you to define all your users, resources and their access rights. Securify Identity also includes a special module called “Identities”. This allows users to set out rules at the identity level, which provides a state-of-the-art identity perimeter.
Implement multi-factor authentication
In a Zero Trust model, every access request should be strongly authenticated before granting access. One effective way to do this is to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA), which requires users to provide multiple proofs of authentication (e.g. something they know, something they have, and something they are) before access is granted. Securify Identity has a rich set of multi-factor authentication options. Depending on authentication flows you configure, standard flow (password authentication first), reverse flow (password authentication at the end) or passwordless flow (only MFA authentication including biometric factors such as FaceID, TouchID) are all possible. Last but not the least; by using risk based authentication flow, adaptive multifactor authentication options are also available.
Monitor and enforce access policies
Once your security perimeter and authentication methods are in place, it's important to monitor and enforce access policies to ensure that only authorized users are granted access to sensitive resources. This can be done through Securify Identity rule, risk and workflow engine which provides a rich set of rules including adaptive rules, time based rules, zone based rules, risk based rules.
Continuously assess and improve
Finally, it's important to continuously assess and improve your Zero Trust implementation to ensure that it remains effective and up-to-date. This may involve regularly reviewing access policies and user permissions, as well as monitoring for security threats and vulnerabilities. Securify Identity Audit engine enables you to check and report every transaction details. Advanced query and asynchronous reporting functionalities allows you to create complex queries connected with AND/OR conditions on large data sets.