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What Is Zero Trust? Why Should You Use It For Security?

Think about everything you trust.

You trust your employees are doing their jobs. You trust your office manager with the keys to your office. You trust your accountant is filing your taxes.

What about your company information that lives in the cloud? Is it being handled safely and securely? Do you trust your employees are handling it appropriately?

The concept of Zero Trust is centered on the belief that you shouldn’t automatically trust anything at any point in the security process.

The Challenge In Finding The Right Cybersecurity Team Member

Let’s talk about your cybersecurity team for a moment. Who do you have in place working to keep your data safe and secure? Are they trained to meet today’s demands? Are they doing a competent job?

According to an ESG report The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2018, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of respondents stated that cybersecurity skills shortage has impacted their organizations.

The Difference Between A Hack And A Breach

There are lots of ways your data can be compromised.

In the news, you may see some stories about data being hacked, while in others they talk about a breach. They are often used interchangeably, but in reality, they are quite different.

Quite simply, a hack involves malicious behavior, where cybercriminals find a way to compromise IT and steal data or hold it hostage.

Why Those Cybersecurity Tools May Not Be Keeping You As Safe As You Thought

When was the last time you downloaded a security patch the moment it was released?

Hours? Days? Weeks?

How vulnerable did that weakness make you while you put off the update?

According to tCell’s 2018 Security Report for In-Production Web Applications, even if you make the update the moment it’s released to you, it still takes on average 38 days for an organization to patch vulnerabilities.