Securing the channel: journey to zero trust

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Written by Andrew Smith, General Manager, Partner Program Management for the Cybersecurity blog

 

Cybersecurity continues to be one of the top challenges of our digital age, and Microsoft partners play an important role in securing cloud transformations around the world. The global shift to hybrid work has coincided with a rise in cyberattacks that are more frequent and complex than ever before. Across industries, organizations are evaluating their security posture to ensure they are protected against threats such as ransomware, malware, and phishing. We now find ourselves with the urgent opportunity to adopt a Zero Trust approach to security and assume all activity, even by trusted users, could be an attempted breach.

 

A Zero Trust approach follows three principles:

 

  • Verify explicitly
  • Use least privileged access
  • Assume breach

This is a model that effectively adapts to the complexity of the modern environment, embraces the hybrid workplace, and protects people, devices, apps and data wherever they’re located. Organizations who operate under these principles become more resilient, consistent, and responsive to new attacks. Together with our partners, we’re taking steps aligned to Zero Trust to encourage users to adopt a holistic security approach that properly secures the channel.

 

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