For security professionals, zero trust is a framework for modernizing their overall security programs and helps them adapt to the risks emerging from their changing business environment.
According to the ESG research paper, The State of Zero-trust Security Strategies, 45% of surveyed organizations who were more mature in their zero trust strategies had a very smooth transition to employees working from home, as compared to only 8% of those that were the least mature.
He said embracing a zero trust architecture enables Dow Chemical to add new capabilities and strengthen security.
Now available as a Software as a Service (SaaS), IBM Cloud Pak for Security is designed to simplify how organizations deploy a zero trust architecture across the enterprise.
The new IBM Security zero trust blueprints offer a framework for building a security program designed by applying the core principles of zero trust: least privilege access; never trust, always verify; and assume breach.
These blueprints can offer companies a prescriptive roadmap of security capabilities along with guidance on how to integrate them as part of a zero trust architecture.
The capability and guidance for these blueprints were developed from real customer engagements to help organizations plan their zero trust journey and investments with a pragmatic approach that better aligns security and business objectives.
The blueprints address the following business initiatives:
Preserve customer privacy: The capabilities and integrations in this privacy blueprint tie together the security and compliance capabilities that help organizations protect the integrity of customer data and manage privacy regulations.
Secure the hybrid and remote workforce: With the hybrid workforce blueprint, organizations can build a workforce that can securely connect to any application on any network, from any location using any device.
Reduce the risk of insider threat: With the insider threat blueprint, organizations can proactively manage insider threats from every vector, helping to strengthen resiliency and limit business disruption.
Protect the hybrid cloud: The hybrid cloud blueprint can help organizations modernize their security program with visibility and control over the most sensitive data and activities as they migrate to the cloud.