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Where does zero trust begin and why is it important?

April 16, 2021

APNIC

Zero trust is an important information security architectural shift. It brings us away from the perimeter defence-in-depth models of the past, to layers of control closer to what is valued most — the data.

When initially defined by an analyst at Forrester, zero trust was focused on the network providing application isolation to prevent attacker lateral movement. It has evolved to become granular and pervasive, providing authentication and assurance between components including microservices.