Digital innovation is creating new leaps in productivity, but at the same time, creates new cybersecurity risks. Attackers, malware, and infected devices that bypass edge security checkpoints often have free access to the network inside.
For these reasons, organizations can no longer trust users or devices on or off the network. Security leaders should assume that every device on the network is potentially infected, and that any user is capable of compromising critical resources, intentionally or inadvertently. A Zero-trust Network Access strategy shifts the fundamental paradigm of open networks built around inherent trust, to a zero-trust framework through the adoption of rigorous network access controls.