Microsoft has been promoting cybersecurity initiatives For a long time. In September, it launched new threat protection APIs. And this month, he announced plans to promote Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
However, with the pandemic that resulted in numerous people in various industries working remotely, many have been turning to security models. Zero Trust. Now, Microsoft has announced the launch of its Zero Trust Deployment Center to facilitate the transition of companies to this model.
The importance of the Zero Trust model
Right now, you may be wondering what this is about. For newbies, this is how Microsoft describes the Zero Trust security model:
Instead of assuming that everything behind the corporate firewall is secure. The zero trust model assumes the violation and verifies each request as if it originated from an open network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it is accessing, Zero Trust teaches us to “never trust, always verify.”
Each access request is fully authenticated, authorized, and encrypted before access is granted. Micro-segmentation and less privileged access principles are applied to minimize lateral movement. Rich intelligence and analytics are used to detect and respond to anomalies in real time.
Microsoft claims that while companies have been working hard to use this model. They still encounter difficulties in the area of additional implementation support. To address this issue, the firm has announced the Zero Trust Deployment Center.
Simply put, this is a set of documentation that goes into detail. On how to implement the Zero Trust principles, infrastructure configuration, network, data. Even preparing for the environment, among many other things. Microsoft says it has ensured that This information repository contains instructions on implementing Zero Trust. On raw level targets and action items to facilitate environment setup. For organizations that already implement Zero Trust security models, this repository it will be helpful in determining your progress.