Microsoft has been promoting cybersecurity initiatives for some time. In September, it released new Threat Protection APIs. And this month, he announced his intention to promote Cyber Security Awareness Month.
However, with the pandemic causing many people in various industries to work remotely, many have turned to Zero Trust security models. Today, Microsoft announced the launch of its Zero Trust Deployment Center to help businesses transition to this model.
The importance of the Zero Trust model
Right now you might be wondering what this is about. For beginners, here’s 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 checks every request as if it came from an open network. Regardless of where the request comes from or what resource it accesses, Zero Trust teaches us to “never trust, always verify”.
Each access request is fully authenticated, authorized and encrypted before access is granted. Microsegmentation 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 says that although companies have worked hard to use this model. They still face challenges in the area of additional implementation support. To address this issue, the company announced the Zero Trust Deployment Center.
Simply put, this is a collection of documentation that goes into great detail. On how to implement the principles of Zero Trust, the configuration of the infrastructure, the network, the data. Even prepare for the environment, among others. Microsoft claims to have ensured that this repository of information contains instructions on how to implement Zero Trust. On raw level targets and action items to facilitate environment setup. For organizations that already implement zero trust security models, this repository will be useful in determining their progress.