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    2023 will be the year of Zero Trust

    By BUFFERZONE Team, 1/03/2023

    Rising concern over the development of cybercrime has recently led several US federal agencies to adopt the Zero Trust concept of “never trust, always verify.”

    A recent memo published by the White House presented the Biden administration’s Zero Trust strategy. The memo titled “Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles” states that “the foundational tenet of the Zero Trust Model is that no actor, system, network, or service operating outside or within the security perimeter is trusted.”

    The authors noted that the move to the Zero Trust security model is a dramatic paradigm shift in how the government secures its infrastructure, networks, and data, from verifying once at the perimeter to continually verifying each user, device, application, and transaction.

    One of the first adopters of this new policy was the U.S. Department of Defense which published its own Zero Trust roadmap, calling for full implementation by 2027.

    The importance of using Zero Trust tools is also gaining wide acceptance by the corporate world. A recent survey conducted by the Cloud Security Alliance indicated that 80% of C-level executives had set Zero Trust as a priority for their organizations, and 9.4% are implementing Zero Trust strategies.

    Zero Trust is based on a constant effort to verify the identity of users and devices. It requires users to verify their identity and ensure they meet specific security standards before granting access to the network.

    One of the critical principles of Zero Trust is the idea of “least privilege,” which involves granting users and devices the minimum level of access necessary to perform their tasks. This helps to minimize the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive data or systems and can help prevent data breaches and cyberattacks.

    Another critical aspect of Zero Trust is the use of multi-factor authentication, which requires users to provide multiple forms of authentication, such as a password, security token whenever they log in,

    We at BUFFERZONE view Zero Trust tools as real game changers. Therefore, we extend the Zero Trust paradigm and provide three layers: Computer Access, Safe Workspace, and Zero File Trust. BUFFERZONE® solution virtually separates the operating system into an Untrusted zone where we browse, open attachments, links, removable media, and a Trusted zone connected to the organization infrastructure. In the Untrusted zone, we are doing all the operations that can be a risk for the organization.

    BUFFERZONE® kernel agent enforces the login process using Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) authentication and neutralizes the abuse of compromised user and password.

    BUFFERONE® Safe Workspace is an innovative solution that provides a secure virtual environment for users to work in. By working inside virtual isolation, users can securely access and browse the internet, open attachments, and communicate with others through messaging apps, without putting their organization’s security at risk.

    The solution’s one-click malware removal feature ensures that any indication of malicious software is immediately flushed out of the system. This provides a powerful defense against malware and other types of cyber threats.

    Moreover, BUFFERZONE® Safe Workspace introduces an additional layer of security with its File Trust technology, named SafeBridge®. SafeBridge® is a Content Disarm and Reconstruction solution that removes all attack vectors from files, making them secure without relying on detection. This ensures the files are free from hidden threats or malware, and users can safely move them to the secure Trusted zone.

    Overall, BUFFERZONE® Safe Workspace provides a comprehensive and robust security solution for organizations that need to protect their sensitive data and systems from cyber threats. With its advanced security features, users can work with confidence and peace of mind, knowing their work environment is fully secure.

    By using BUFFERZONE® Zero Trust containment, the organization’s IT experts can grant a hybrid workforce seamless access to the internet, email, and removable storage while reducing operational costs and keeping the organization safe.