Zero Trust

ZeroTrust Mess.

The term Zero Trust was originally coined by Jon Kindervag, then with Forrester, way back in 2009 but it has since come to mean many things to many people.

Procella looks at Zero Trust from many different lenses. It is a strategy but it’s also an architecture and even a philosophy. At its core, Zero Trust means not trusting any entity, at any time, from any place. There is no inside and no outside, the concept of a perimeter no longer exists. People, devices, and networks should constantly be reevaluated to ensure least privilege access to only the systems and data required to complete a job or task. A Zero Trust mindset leverages identity, access, micro segmentation and continuous authentication to contain inevitable breaches and to allow security teams to enable businesses while securing users, systems and data.

Zero Trust is also a journey, not an endgame. Businesses and technologies evolve and a company’s Zero Trust strategy must be nimble enough to continuously evolve without constantly requiring new goals or shifting priorities. This strategy should a an organizational guiding principle that all future technology investments are measured against and must adapt to, rather than an afterthought or an obstacle that new projects must be shoehorned into just to satisfy a mission statement or a set of MBOs.