To accelerate business and remain competitive, organizations are rapidly adopting digital innovation (DI) initiatives. This means business applications and data are now dispersed far and wide, away from the corporate premises, giving workers access to more corporate assets from many locations. For this reason, the traditional perimeter is dissolving, which opens the internal network to a growing attack surface—a top concern for CISOs.
In response to these threats, organizations need to take a “trust no one, trust nothing” approach to security. Specifically, CISOs need to protect the network with a zero-trust access (ZTA) policy, making sure all users, all devices, and all web applications from the cloud are trusted, authenticated, and have the right amount of access. Zero trust is critical to securing digital innovation, no matter what the nature of the individual project.