Although companies are increasingly taking advantage of the Zero trust Technology and are even planning its introduction, new research by One Identity has shown that only 14 percent of companies have implemented a zero trust strategy.
After the publication of the “Executive order to improve the country’s cybersecurity“As early as May, awareness of Zero Trust continues to rise in the US and around the world. For this reason, One Identity commissioned Dimensional Research to conduct a survey of 1,009 IT security professionals to find out more about the current level of awareness and acceptance of Zero Trust across the company.
Surprisingly, the survey found that only one in five security stakeholders trust their company’s understanding of Zero Trust.
For those who don’t know, the concept of Zero Trust was developed by Forrester John Kindervag and is based on the understanding that traditional security models are based on the outdated assumption that everything within a corporate network is trustworthy. Instead, the zero trust model recognizes that trust can be a vulnerability, as once users, including threat actors and malicious insiders, are on an organization’s network, they can move around freely and access or exfiltrate any data that is they are not restricted according to a blog entry from Palo Alto networks.
Implementation of Zero Trust
Despite the fact that 75 percent of Zero Trust companies are considered critical or very important to strengthening their trust Cybersecurity position, According to One Identity research, only 14 percent have fully implemented a solution.
However, 39 percent of companies have begun addressing this important need, with another 22 percent planning to roll out Zero Trust over the next year.
A lack of clarity about how adoption of this technology can be achieved is one of the main obstacles to the widespread success of Zero Trust, along with competing priorities and the belief that it can hinder this Corporate productivity. 61 percent of respondents focus their implementation on reconfiguring access policies, while 54 percent think it is beginning to see how sensitive data is being transmitted through a network.
President and General Manager of One Identity, Bhagwat Swaroop, gave further insights into the results of the survey in a Press release, Saying:
“Organizations are realizing that the traditional perimeter is no longer enough and best served by prioritizing identity security and taking steps to ensure that malicious actors are restricted once they gain access. Zero Trust is fast becoming a must-have for businesses as it eliminates vulnerable privileges and excessive access by providing a continuum of disparate privileges across the organization to ultimately limit attack surfaces if breached. “