Zero trust policy during distant work

Zero trust is a way of securing your company site, which minimalizes security risk by setting strict and strong rules for the access to the site, infrastructure and communication of workers. It represents one of the best tools of protecting organizations in which employees are working from home or on the way.

Simply said zero trust model or the policy of zero trust is based on the endless checking of legitimate connection of end point devices and employees. This is becoming a standard and more than 60% of companies had accepted or accelerated the process in the last year, only 15% companies had to delay this due to financing issues.

Adoption of this model is particularly important and efficient for healthcare and education organizations. Benefits of this however apply to any organization. It is a well-known fact that every company had to make some security improvements during the workplace changes in the last year. One of the most important aspect of security is to know what is happening on the endpoint, therefore zero trust policy is the best way of approaching this issue as it gives you the perfect insight into the everyday situations a possible security risks at every endpoint connecting to your site and gives you the power to control and lead your employees to the goal of creating a secure and efficient workplace.

What is the way in which you can adopt this policy as fast as possible?

Separate critically important data from common ones.

It is vital to know which data are the most valuable as it gives you the possibility of limiting the access to them and by that making them much more secure. In this way you can easily setup different entry points with varying degrees of security checks for your employees according to their position in the company.

Set proper accessibility points

Give your employees access only to the data they need for their work. The most critical data should not be accessible at all from public wi-fi or unprotected smart devices. Be precise about giving the access only to people who really need it and be extra sure that the devices of those people have the best security available. Also, pay proper attention to the usage of commonly known problematic tools which are often used especially when using remote connection.

Control and watch everyday function of your site

It is especially important to closely watch and analyse everyday function in normal workload. This will give you a concrete idea about where data is going, who is accessing it, who needs them and will empower you to make some changes as discussed earlier. This process will not only increase the overall security but also effectivity in which your company is handling everyday workload.