Back to School: An Introduction to Zero Trust Architecture and Identity and Access Management

Zero Trust architecture (ZTA), also known as perimiterless security, has quickly become one of the hottest new trends in enterprise cyber security. A recent Microsoft report found that 90% of security decision-makers are now familiar with Zero Trust, while just one year ago, only 20% were aware of the concept.

The notion of Zero Trust was first presented in 2009 by John Kindervag, a former Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. In a nutshell, the term refers to eliminating the reliance on trust when managing access to sensitive data within the network, using a “never trust, always verify” approach, in order to prevent successful data breaches.

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