Information Security Terminology

What is Zero Trust?

  • Zero Trust is a security approach based on the concept of “never trust, always verify” that requires everyone who has access to a network to be authorized and validated. Network users may only access the network if they have the proper security configurations, policies and protocols on their devices, and may only access the specific data on the network aligned with their job responsibilities. Businesses tend to use a combination of multifactor authentication, identity and access management, and endpoint security technologies to verify each user to secure their network.
  • The Zero Trust concept initially addressed server-side security only. Today organizations are shifting their focus to include client-side security, protecting their web applications and websites from unauthorized access to keep customers safe and secure.