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The Zero Trust Data Journey

The Zero Trust Journey (0 to Zero Trust in 2 steps)

What is Zero Trust?  Many companies have adopted Zero Trust as their security framework.

Zero Trust requires all users, even those inside the organization's enterprise network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validating security configuration and posture before being granted or keeping access to applications and data. The simplified explanation is 'Trust no one and secure everything, including data by default.'

Zero Trust has four key pillars that map directly to Zero Trust solutions: People, Networks, Workloads, and Devices. But what about Data?

Legacy endpoint DLP (Data Loss Prevention) solutions don't secure data by default and should never be considered Zero Trust. Legacy DLP solutions only block or encrypt data that tries to leave the endpoint/device. External attacks such as the Palmerworm take advantage of the lack of security. Another large security gap is internal users avoiding security because protection such as legacy DLP hurt their productivity. Employees will find ways to work around security to improve their productivity. Employees discover workarounds because legacy DLP requires an extensive library of rules and policies which need to be continuously updated. Security administrators play whack a mole with new applications, SaaS vendors, and more.

To deploy Zero Trust Data Security, companies need a solution that doesn't impact users and workflows and protects data by default. The only solution in the market that meets those requirements today is SecureCircle.

SecureCircle is transparent to users and workflows. Users continue to use the same applications without any knowledge an additional security layer is active. There is no change in file names or extensions, and SecureCircle has no limit to file size. Due to the transparent nature of security, SecureCircle can secure all data by default.

Zero Trust Security Model Explained

Data security from Zero to Zero Trust in 2 steps

1.  Deploy SecureCircle agents to all your devices similar to AV (Antivirus), EDR (Endpoint Detection Response), or any other software update.

2.  Apply security policies to users, devices, datasources, data types, applications, networks, and more. (examples below)

·  Data Source: secure all data downloaded fromSaleforce.com and only allow users from the 'Sales' group in Active Directory or OKTA to access the data

·  Data Source: automatically secure source code from GitHub and only allow users from the 'Engineering' group to access the data.

·  Content: select data sets to secure when detected, such as PII (Personally Identifiable Information), PCI (Payment Card Industry),and PHI (Protected Health Information).

·  Application: create a list of applications that are allowed to access secured data

·  Application: automatically secure any output from git.exe

·  Network: Block Microsoft Word from saving unsecured data to OneDrive or SharePoint.

Let employees continue their work without any change tot he workflow and remove employees from the security process.

Deploying legacy DLP takes months to set up and requires significant resources to upkeep. With SecureCircle, companies see value within days or weeks. Since SecureCircle's security is transparent, there is no training needed for employees. Ongoing maintenance doesn't require creating new and updating existing DLP rules. SecureCircle policies only need to change when data egress policies need to change. SecureCircle Zero Trust data security for endpoints doesn't impact users and workflows and protects data by default.

Start your Zero to Zero Trust journey by contactinginfo@securecircle.com.