Zero Trust Framework


Identity is a critical component of Zero Trust framework to mitigate and defend against the myriad security threats that is faced by organizations of all sizes and enhancing the security posture to protect the “Crown Jewels” and the fundamental premise of Zero Trust being that in today’s always on environment to provide

“Secure and Seamless Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Access to Any Cloud-based or On-premises Applications for Employees, Customers, Citizens, Partners, and other entities for Enterprises both Big and Small and Everything in Between”

It is a mandatory requirement to continuously secure, protect and validate before enabling access to data / applications either in the internal corporate data centre or with external cloud hosted be it IaaS, PaaS or SaaS environment for both the internal workforce, external business partners / customers (B2B,B2C) , Government-2-Citizens (G2C) or between systems and applications everywhere

Zero Trust is a framework and is not any single specific solution that is provided by one or more vendors and hence a effective Zero Trust framework is only “as strong as the weakest link in the chain” and given that Identity is a critical component of any effective ZTF , deploying an Identity solution that is secure, scalable and flexible that can be adapted to your organization specific needs and the ability to integrate with the broader ecosystem of solution providers / vendors is of paramount importance to ensure a “secure end to end security framework” without any dependency of any vendor product / solution

  • Within a ZTF – adopting an Continuous Verification– (before you Trust) Identity centric approach and ensuring user identities are

  • As highlighted in Forrester Analyst Report – A Practical Guide To A Zero Trust Implementation (March 2021) – “Start With Identity And Device Security. We consistently find that enterprises make rapid risk reductions by focusing on improving identity management and device security”

  • ZTF roadmaps including Forrester’s provide a practical implementation pathway with measurable results which can be adapted according to your organization requirements.

Within the overall ZTF framework – we provide specialised services and accompany on the journey towards for enabling organizations to implement the Identity Pillar of ZTF.

It is very important that the internal Workforce (Wx / Ex)  and Customers (Cx) / Business Partners (Bx) user experience is not compromised in the quest to implement the ZTF – Identity framework as a user friendly secure solution should be deployed to ensure that users willing come onboard this journey and do not look at ways to circumvent or bypass the proposed deployment of the Identity pillar of ZTF

Single Sign-on coupled with modern Adaptive Multi factor authentication solutions from vendors including Okta will provide the capabilities for enabling secure seamless access to the users – both internal and external, and coupled together with secure device management solutions that are tightly coupled with User identities will provide a robust framework for deploying a ZTF solution for ensuring secure access It is important to note that Identity is not exclusive to Users aka Humans but is also equally applicable to Systems (Processes) to access data

Compromised Identity credentials – both Human and systems (process) identities are targeted by malicious actors or inadvertently exposed by users by one or more of the most commonly used attack surfaces

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