By Cathal Judge (pictured), Founder and CEO of CISO Assurance Global
Zero Trust security architecture adoption is on the rise, and with good reason. The Network and Information Security (NIS2) Directive requires the adoption of best-practice security architecture, to ensure state of the art security of European networks and information systems.
Likewise, the GDPR requires state of the art security to be enforced for all organisations that process personal data.
Zero trust security architecture is the concept of securing the network from within, by applying layered security policies and controls. Access is monitored and restricted on an individual basis and continuous authentication takes place.
This enables organisations to verify user credentials and policy compliance at strategic points of the infrastructure, reducing the risk of malicious hackers gaining access.
It also paves the way for the adoption of AI, to create self-securing networks in the near future.
Through the implementation of a zero trust architecture, organizations are also able to better manage their security resources. Such proactive security policies lead to the detection of suspicious activities or weaknesses early, before they can be exploited to cause harm.
Once threats are detected, organizations can respond quickly and efficiently to prevent major security breaches. Under the new NIS Directive, European organizations must ensure that adequate security policies are enforced. Such policies must protect the integrity, confidentiality and availability of their data and systems.
CISO Assurance Global provides managed consulting services around Zero-Trust architecture and NIS2 compliance.