Few technology concepts have been more confused and distorted as zero trust. The Biden administration has endorsed zero trust. The security industry has endorsed it. Yet security pros are still left wondering whether it’s a concept and philosophy – or simply a product a company can install?
Vendors continue to muddy the waters by talking about their “zero-trust solution,” but as Joseph Carson, chief security scientist and advisory CISO at ThycoticCentrify, explains: “Think of zero trust as a way to operate the business in a secure way. It’s about how you actually practice security. There may be products with zero-trust-like features, but all you’ve done is implement a feature that applies a zero-trust principle.”