In 2021 zero-trust security is the protocol many organizations are using to mitigate the effects of ransomware, breaches, and supply chain attacks. Zero trust is a security initiative that aims to prevent successful breaches by eliminating the concept of trust from an organization’s network.
The initiative aims to govern a system, not by trust but by removing trust and relying on verification, authentication, and other forms of provable information/credentials.
According to a recent survey of cybersecurity pros, breaches and attacks keep accelerating, which makes zero-trust adoption an urgent change for enterprises. 80% of organizations report they plan to implement the initiative in the next year.
What the survey reported
Of the organizations surveyed, 83% agree that zero trust as a strategy will be needed for ongoing businesses. The Department of Defense has been mandated to move to a zero-trust approach, hailing the first time a global cyber strategy requirement has been defined fully for a major government agency.
Ericom’s first Zero trust Market Dynamics Survey looks at the market’s perception of zero-trust security frameworks, organizations’ plans for adopting and implementing them, and identifies the things inhibiting the move to zero trust.
Taking a serious security stance
About 1,300 security and risk professionals took part in the July 2021 survey. Ericom intends to issue the survey annually to get insights into annual trends.
Dr. Chase Cunningham, the Chief Strategy Officer, and former Forrester Research analyst, focused on zero-trust security.
This year, we have seen cybersecurity decisions that have the same significance as business decisions.
Organizations realize they have to take a proactive sense when parrying threats, especially advanced persistence threats (APTs) and state-sponsored attacks.