To accelerate business and remain competitive, CIOs are rapidly adopting digital innovation initiatives within their organizations. Business applications and data are dispersed far and wide away from the corporate premises, so now workers have access to more corporate assets from many locations. Because of these changes, the traditional network perimeter is dissolving, which increases the attack surface. In response to these threats, organizations need to take a “trust no one, trust nothing” approach to security.
Specifically, CIOs need to protect the network with a zero-trust network access policy that supports “work from anywhere.” All users, all devices, and every web application from the cloud must be trusted and authenticated, and only given the right amount of access. Network and security support needs to be provided no matter where users, devices, applications, or resources may be located.