Don’t trust these zero trust security myths

In today’s threat landscape, where businesses are constantly at risk of being targeted by a cyberattack, adopting a zero-trust security model could be a wise decision from a cybersecurity point of view.

Zero trust works on the premise that everything — humans, machines or applications — poses a risk to your network and must prove trustworthy before accessing the organization’s network or data. By insisting on verification and authentication at every step, zero trust makes it difficult for a hacker to gain access through a compromised user account or device.

However, with the increasing relevance of the zero-trust framework, there also has been an increase in misinformation surrounding it, fuelled mainly by security vendors vying to sell their miracle solutions. In this blog, we will discuss the top zero-trust myths and how an IT service provider can ease the entire process without you facing any roadblocks.

Top zero-trust myths busted

Let’s take a quick look at the four common myths surrounding the zero-trust framework and dispel them with facts:

Myth #1: I can achieve zero trust for my business by using a zero-trust product.

Fact: There are no miracle zero-trust solutions. Zero trust is a security strategy that needs to be implemented systematically. However, you can use solutions and tools to support the framework. Consider taking the help of an IT security provider to identify and implement the solutions best suited for your business.

Myth #2: Zero trust is too complicated for me to implement.

Fact: It can be challenging for businesses with limited knowledge or resources to achieve a zero-trust security framework. However, if you lack expertise, consider taking the help of a trusted IT service provider. An IT service provider can help you understand your business’s risk profile and develop a realistic roadmap to implement a comprehensive and effective zero-trust security strategy.

Myth #3: Zero trust will make it difficult for my employees to do their jobs and negatively impact productivity and morale.

Antivirus software is a vital part of your defence against ransomware, but it’s not enough on its own. Relying on just one security product to guard against ransomware is a mistake. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to ransomware, but a defence-in-depth strategy can help your business build the strongest possible defence.

Myth #4: Implementing zero trust is too expensive.

Truth: Implementing zero trust can be expensive, but that cost is still less compared to the fortune you may have to shell out in the event of a major cybersecurity incident. You may have to deploy additional resources and tools to get the best out of a zero-trust security model. However, you can control the expenses and increase efficiency by opting for an IT service provider.

The time to act is now

By now, it must be clear that zero trust is a great security framework to adopt if you want to protect your business against cyberattacks while ensuring business continuity in the event of a breach. However, implementing zero trust on your own can be a challenge. That’s why partnering with a specialist like us would be the best option. Reach out to us to learn how you can leverage our expertise to implement an efficient zero-trust model with minimal effort.

The time to act is now. Start your journey today to a more secure future for your business with a zero-trust security model. To dive deeper into the concept, download our checklist — How to Achieve Zero Trust Security? It is a valuable resource that can help you effortlessly get started with zero-trust security.