Adopting a zero trust security model could be a wise decision from a cybersecurity point of view. In today’s threat landscape, businesses are constantly at risk of being targeted by a cyberattack.
Zero trust works on the premise that everything — humans, machines, or applications — poses a risk to your network and must prove trustworthy before accessing the organization’s network or data. By insisting on verification and authentication at every step, zero trust makes it difficult for a hacker to gain access through a compromised user account or device.
However, with the increasing relevance of the zero trust framework, there also has been an increase in misinformation surrounding it, fueled mainly by security vendors vying to sell their miracle solutions. In this blog, we will discuss the top zero trust myths and how an outsourced IT service provider can ease the entire process without you facing any roadblocks.
Top zero trust myths busted
Let’s take a quick look at the four common myths surrounding this framework and dispel them with facts:
Myth #1: I can achieve zero trust for my business by using a product.
Fact: There are no miracle solutions. Zero trust is a security strategy that needs to be implemented systematically. However, you can use solutions and tools to support the framework. Consider enlisting the help of an outsourced IT security provider to identify and implement the solutions best suited for your business.
Myth #2: It’s too complicated for me to implement.
Fact: It can be challenging for businesses with limited knowledge or resources to achieve. However, if you lack expertise, consider partnering with a trusted IT service provider. An IT service provider can help you understand your business’s risk profile and develop a realistic roadmap to implement a comprehensive and effective zero trust security strategy.
Myth #3: Zero trust will make it difficult for my employees to do their jobs and negatively impact productivity and morale.
Fact: It enables a better user experience and promotes increased collaboration. However, there are always chances for increased friction and decreased efficiency due to the additional security layers. That’s where a seasoned IT service provider can help, by suggesting user-friendly policies and easy-to-use solutions that balance security with convenience so your employees can perform their jobs seamlessly.
Myth #4: Implementing zero trust is too expensive.
Truth: Implementing zero trust can be expensive, but that cost is still less compared to the fortune you may have to shell out in the event of a major cybersecurity incident. You may have to deploy additional resources and tools to get the best out of the security model. However, you can control the expenses and increase efficiency by partnering with a security professional.
The time to act is now
By now, it must be clear that zero trust is a great security framework to adopt if you want to protect your business against cyberattacks while ensuring business continuity in the event of a breach. However, implementing it on your own can be a challenge. That’s why partnering with a specialist like ITNS Consulting would be the best option. Reach out to us to learn how you can leverage our expertise to implement a zero trust model with minimal effort.
The time to act is now. Start your journey today to a more secure future for your business with a zero trust security model. To dive deeper into the concept, download our checklist “How to Achieve Zero Trust Security”? It is a valuable resource that can help you effortlessly get started.