Vulnerability Management: The Backbone of a Zero Trust Strategy

Zero Trust cannot exist without vulnerability management. Vulnerabilities in your core infrastructure can defeat the premise of a Zero Trust strategy. With this guide you'll learn the essential components of Zero Trust and the pivotal role vulnerability management plays in building a suitable environment.

Zero Trust and Vulnerability Management

Zero Trust is only as reliable as the systems that provide the controls to operate it. Vulnerabilities in the core infrastructure undercut the design foundation of Zero Trust. For your security controls to work, you must provide a hardened environment.  An effective vulnerability management program will discover weaknesses in your endpoints, servers, and even security controls themselves so your team can remediate before they are exploited.

What is a Zero Trust Strategy

A Zero Trust strategy  leverages multiple cybersecurity authentication criteria in order to protect and secure data and productivity.  There are no trusted users or assets, everything is checked and verified before access is granted. Access is only available for a limited time before it's automatically revoked, eliminating the risks of extended permissions after they are needed.

The Zero Trust security concept is:

  • Trust nobody
  • Verify everything
  • Assume a breach

This guide will help you and your team establish the right environment for a successful Zero Trust program.

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