Microsoft is continuing to position itself as a leader in cybersecurity protection, driving more protection for Azure cloud customers. The company is now rolling out the Zero Trust Deployment Center, a tool that aims to help businesses going through transitions following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specifically, the center will help deliver tools to organizations and individuals who are moving to a Zero Trust security model. During the pandemic and lockdown, millions of people have been working remotely. It is something that many organizations will continue to allow workers to do into the future.
Remote work is the future and Zero Trust is perhaps the best security model to ensure protection in a remote environment.
If you are unfamiliar with Zero Trust, it is a model that dictates organizations should not trust any program, tool, or install whether on-premises or outside their network. They must verify everything before allowing it access to their services and system. It is a concept that makes sense in a remote work world.
Microsoft explains the Zero Trust security model in a blog post:
“Instead of assuming everything behind the corporate firewall is safe, the Zero Trust model assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an open network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it accesses, Zero Trust teaches us to “never trust, always verify. Every access request is fully authenticated, authorized, and encrypted before granting access. Microsegmentation and least privileged access principles are applied to minimize lateral movement. Rich intelligence and analytics are utilized to detect and respond to anomalies in real time.”
Microsoft’s Zero Trust Deployment Center can help to drive this model within an organization. One of the problems with adopting a Zero Trust model is deploying it across a staff. This is more problematic as more employees start to work remote.
That’s where the Microsoft Zero Trust Deployment Center helps. It provides documentation that allows organizations and employees to view information about implementing the principles of zero trust. For example, how they can create zero trust infrastructure, develop it across a network, manage data, and ready the work environment for the model.
If you want to know more, you can visit the Deployment Center here.