IT support professionals in Dallas can help your business determine what sort of security is most appropriate for your business. Because technology is so integral in modern life, crime has had a prerogative toward the digital. Basically, as tech advances, so does digital crime; to the point it is now called “cybercrime”, and it has an economic impact similar to that of legal information technology.
Accordingly, if you’re going to be secure in such an environment, it’s important to take measures that are known to be effective. Zero trust security infrastructure tends to be very effective in this regard.
What is Zero Trust Security Architecture?
Zero trust security is a policy of never trusting anyone anywhere across any tech architecture, on-site or off-site, associated with your business network. Basically, wherever there’s an information bottleneck requiring access credentials, staff throughout your operation will need to provide those credentials up to and even including MFA, or Multi-Factor Authentication.
This is a great way to avoid being “spoofed”, it’s a great way to reduce instances of ransomware, malware, and other viruses. Successful implementation of zero trust security architecture will produce several key advantages:
- Enhanced cybersecurity risk mitigation
- Better management of network access
- Enhanced legal compliance
- Automation potential
A Few Downsides to Consider
That said, there are always going to be negative aspects to any shift in policy, even if they are simply the hassle involved in the switch. A few items IT support experts in Dallas advise a business looking to make the zero trust switch include:
- Time necessary for implementation
- Designing principles of “least privilege” for customers and staff
- Aligning zero trust security with diverse hardware on- and off-site
Basically, it takes time to make the switch because you’ve got to go through your digital assets from top to bottom and determine where internal and external access points are. Then you’ve got to get everybody on the same page and ensure any device that could access your network has the capability of working in congruence with associated zero trust principles.
Making the Zero Trust Switch
We at Technagy can help you determine if zero trust security architecture is right for your business. There are numerous advantages, but associated complications. Contact our IT support team in Dallas for more info.