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An Introduction to Zero Trust for NOC and SOC Teams

In answer to the recent rise in cyber attacks on critical national infrastructure, in 2021 President Biden set the expectation for all federal agencies to implement Zero Trust architecture (ZTA) within their networks. In January 2022, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) then released a memorandum setting forth the requirement for federal agencies to meet certain implementation deadlines. It is now expected that agencies will achieve a number of Zero Trust goals by the end of the 2024 Fiscal Year. But it is not just Federal agencies that are looking at Zero Trust architecture as a way of improving the security of their networks. According to a recent KPMG study, 80% of organizations across other sectors now plan to embrace a Zero Trust security strategy.

Put simply, Zero Trust assumes you have been breached, so you can no longer trust and therefore need to verify that all users, devices and applications are compliant with mandated policies, every time they connect to the network.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines Zero Trust as the concept of minimizing uncertainty in enforcing accurate, least privilege per request access decisions in a network that is viewed as being compromised.

Download the Zero Trust Use Case for more information on how to adopt a Zero trust process, plus, how Nipper and Nipper Enterprise can support your business on the road to Zero Trust maturity.

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