Strengthen Cybersecurity against Vulnerabilities with a Zero Trust Network Model
Hikvision on Zero Trust Network Architect to Address Vulnerabilities
One way to strengthen network cybersecurity and address vulnerabilities is with a Zero Trust model, covered in the Canadian Security magazine story, “Deploying a Zero Trust model to reinforce cybersecurity.”
From the article: “To the uninitiated, Zero Trust security is a contextual IT security model that operates on a simple mission statement: ‘Trust no one.’ This means that no user or device has default access to your organization’s network, workspace, or other assets. Your employees will need to pass security protocols before they are granted access. These protocols are based on a range of criteria like their identity, time of access, and device posture.”
Hikvision’s senior director of cybersecurity also provided an in-depth explanation of zero trust in this article from SecurityInfoWatch.com: “As a chief security officer charged with overseeing the physical security of an enterprise, who do you trust? Among those who are responsible for video surveillance, access control and the network these systems sit on, a trend is emerging. Increasingly, chief security officers trust no one. From a cybersecurity perspective, this is a sound approach. Trust No One. It’s worth noting that internal threats are a very real concern for enterprises. According to IBM, ‘Insider threats account for 60 percent of cyber-attacks, and they are incredibly difficult to detect.’”
The author of the Canadian Security article offers several steps to help organizations implement Zero Trust, including:
- Conduct an audit of the organization’s network infrastructure.
- Perform a threat assessment to determine potential network vulnerabilities.
- Enable access for users based on what is needed on a day-to-day basis.
- Once you’ve implemented a Zero Trust architecture, test it to ensure it stands up to potential threats.
Read more about Zero Trust in this Hikvision blog: “Study Finds Growth in Zero Trust Network Architecture Since Pandemic, Aims to Address Security Vulnerabilities & Concerns