Zero Trust Network Access

Zero Trust Network Access

A paradigm shift in cybersecurity is represented by Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), which abandons the conventional perimeter-based security concept in favor of a more proactive and detailed strategy. ZTNA essentially operates under the assumption that any user, device, and program trying to connect to the network is possibly dangerous and shouldn’t be trusted by default. ZTNA constantly confirms the identity, context, and security posture of each access request before granting permissions, as opposed to giving out broad access once inside the network. By using this technique, the attack surface is greatly decreased and the dangers posed by external breaches and insider threats are reduced.

Robust authentication methods including multifactor authentication (MFA), identity verification, and dynamic policy enforcement based on real-time context are essential components of ZTNA. These safeguards make sure that choices about access are made in light of the available information, including the user's location, the health of the device, and the resource's sensitivity.

Organizations can enforce least privilege principles, acquire more precise control over network access, and better safeguard vital assets from illegal access attempts and data breaches by putting ZTNA into practice.

Comprehensive and flexible security solutions like ZTNA are essential as more and more businesses use mobile devices, remote work settings, and cloud services. In addition to improving security, ZTNA facilitates corporate agility by allowing safe access to data and apps from any place or device. Organizations may increase their entire cybersecurity posture, improve regulatory compliance, and confidently manage the changing threat landscape with improved visibility and control over network access by adopting Zero Trust principles.

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Bert Blevins is one of those rare souls who strives to make every second of life count. Bert is constantly seeking knowledge and professional development and holds numerous certifications and degrees to show for it. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He then continued his development by serving as an adjunct professor at both the University of Phoenix and Western Kentucky University.

Eager to share the knowledge he gained, Bert served as a director of Rotary International Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Heart Association, and as president of the Houston SharePoint User Group. As a consultant, Bert is a regular speaker at information architecture conferences, carving out a niche in this arena with his focus on collaboration, information security, and private blockchain projects. He attributes his success to his dedication to positive growth.

Bert’s passion is applying technology applications to the world of business, devoting himself to constantly improve technical business solutions with emerging innovations. As an IT professional, Bert strives to sustain organizational growth through the steady evaluation of processes and the development of strategies for improvement. A natural creative problem solver, Bert combines his experience and knowledge to design superior solutions to problems, making him an asset to any team he serves on. His well honed ability to identify and address infrastructural and process gaps across the business spectrum to achieve business goals is a major factor in his success.

Bert's core strengths are in process optimization, collaboration, data visualization, application development, and cyber security. He is a voracious learner working hard to expand his knowledge base to better understand the rapidly changing world of technology advances.

He takes great pride in his efforts to automate workplace procedures so that others can become more productive through his efforts. The joy that helping others brings Bert is one of the reasons he directed his energies to writing books.

As an author, Bert has distilled his knowledge into several books on a variety of topics to promote organizational excellence for Information Technology and Security professionals, including Reducing Risk with Cyber Insurance, Exploring Cloud-Based Privilege Access Management, and Securely Managing Service Accounts. These books provide well needed guidelines for IT and business professionals alike.

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