Hambik Matvosian - 06.05.202220220506

Zero Trust and Networks: It All Starts Here

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Instead of believing everything behind the corporate firewall is safe, an end-to-end Zero Trust strategy assumes breaches are inevitable. That means you must verify each request as if it originates from an uncontrolled network. In today’s digital age, cybercrime is on the rise, and the number of breaches experienced by businesses and individuals is only growing. As businesses and organisations become more reliant on technology, they become more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Hackers are finding new and innovative ways to gain access to data and it’s more important than ever for businesses to have robust cybersecurity measures in place. A study conducted by Accenture confirms that 68% of CTOs agree that cybersecurity risks are increasing.

Data breach prevention controls will remove the devastating financial impacts of data breaches. The financial benefits compound if the right data protection strategies are implemented. Some of the key findings from reputable studies are listed below:

  • IBM found that cybersecurity automation solutions, powered by Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, help organisations respond over 27% faster to data breach events
  • The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) discovered that 38% of all data breach notifications received via the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme were caused by human errors
  • According to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), nearly 500 ransomware cybercrimes have been reported during the 2020-2021 financial year, an increase of nearly 15% from the previous financial year

Whether you’re moving workloads or modernising apps on Azure, using cloud-native controls and services improves business agility and saves costs on security infrastructure.

To ensure you’re deploying your networks across on-premises and cloud with security at the front of mind, watch my latest FastTrack Update, where I take you through the Networks Zero Trust deployment objectives, helping you prevent any form of lateral movement across your Azure and hybrid cloud workloads. Also, make sure to read my colleague, Rahul Singh’s blog, where he dives deeper into the Networking Zero Trust objectives.

If you missed it, check out last month’s FastTrack Update, where I explored the capabilities available across Zero Trust’s fifth foundational pillar of Infrastructure.

Also, check out my latest blog, where I take you through the FastTrack Program and how the services can be used to help you along your M365 digital transformation journey.

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