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April 11, 2023

Why Zero Trust Should Be an Important Part of Your Cybersecurity Strategy

In an environment where cybercriminals have increased their attacks on businesses in new and sophisticated ways, implementing security measures like zero trust application control can help prevent costly data breaches, especially when paired with an experienced technology-managed service provider. Zero trust implementation offers extra protection against a growing number of cyber threats, especially threats that seek to execute on network computers.  

Key Takeaways: 

  • Overall, zero trust assumes that users, systems and devices should not be trusted until they can be verified and authenticated 
  • Application control software that implements a zero-trust policy can prevent malware from executing within a company’s technology environment 
  • Organizations who use zero trust application controls are able to quickly respond to threats and prevent further damage or network intrusions 

Adding Zero Trust to Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Tool Chest 

The concept of zero-trust application control was first introduced in the early 2010s and has since gained widespread recognition and adoption. As cybersecurity threats grow and evolve, companies must do their part to protect their business’ data and network from opportunistic criminals. Endpoint protection and multifactor authentication are useful tools to prevent cyber-attacks but still don’t provide full-coverage protection on their own.  

Zero trust application control is an approach that assumes all applications are potentially harmful until proven otherwise. This philosophy is the opposite of the traditional security approach, which assumes applications are trustworthy. 

Software now exists to implement zero-trust application control that applies to continuous monitoring of software executions. This leads to using security tools and solutions to detect and respond to potential threats in real time.  

Preventing Malicious Software from Executing in Your Network 

If a cyber-attack occurs and an attacker tries to execute unknown software within a company’s technology environment, the application control software will not allow it to execute without review by a network administrator. This helps organizations quickly respond to threats and stop ransomware before it’s allowed to wreak havoc in your network.  

Anders Technology places a heavy emphasis on using zero trust application control in our managed service offerings as part of a company’s cybersecurity strategy. 

Anders Technology has advisors experienced in developing and implementing customized cybersecurity strategies that fit business needs. To learn more about zero trust implementation and associated fees, contact Anders Technology below. 

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