The Final Steps to Zero Trust Network

This is Two Minute Tech Tips, I’m your host Lester Steward. In this series we are discussing Business cybersecurity and what you need to know to protect your business. 

In the previous episodes I’ve spoken about enforcing least privilege file access and segmenting the network to create layers of defense. The final steps involve authentication, logging and encryption. 

Authentication is simply a way to identify who is trying to gain access. It can be a username and password, biometric authentication, or something physical like a key card but anytime you can multi-factor authentication should be used just to create that extra protection from bad actors. 

Logging is an IT professionals’ favorite tool. This allows for digging deep into an issue and tells the story of what’s going on inside a PC or on a network. For the zero-trust application it would be used for transparency of traffic inside the network. This would allow the IT staff to make sure there is no unauthorized access and close security holes when found. 

Encryption is a tool that primarily is used to keep data secure. Without the encryption key the data on an encrypted drive is unreadable. This tool should be deployed whenever possible, again as an added layer to keep out the bad guys. 

Implementing these three elements along with the other steps we’ve talked about will give your network and critical info the best chance against an attack from inside or outside the network 

On the next episode I’ll be discussing how to maintain your zero-trust network. 

If you need any information on this subject, please let North Tech Group know by visiting our website ntgak.com. 

  Thanks for joining me, Lester Steward for your Two Minute Tech Tips, helping you keep safe in your cybersecurity world.

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