BlackBerry Spark: Zero Trust Model Meets Zero Touch Experience
Never Trust. Always Verify.
Six Reasons to Start Your Zero Trust Journey
More Productive Workers
Remote and mobile workers need instant access to apps and data from any location on any device. Managing those devices and securing that data presents unique security challenges that render the castle-and-moat model of enterprise security obsolete.
An Expanding Mobile Attack Surface
An expanding attack surface with diverse device types and ownership models opens security gaps that are often discovered reactively, after an organization’s defenses have already been compromised.
Cost and Resource Constraints
Adding security layers and point solutions to close gaps is ineffective. Consolidation is key to reducing costs, management complexity, and the burden on under-staffed security teams contending with alert fatigue and burnout.
The Need for Proactive Defense
Signature-based tools are intrinsically reactive because malware must run before it can be detected. Only a proactive security approach based on artificial intelligence (AI) and automation can stop ransomware and zero-day threats from executing.
Current authentication methods can be intrusive, so users find workarounds. Password policies are often undermined by poor security hygiene practices. Multi-factor approaches are more secure but vulnerable to social engineering and technical attacks.
Trust Model Issues
Traditional trust models are static and binary, producing “yes” or “no” decisions when access is first requested. Continuous authentication approaches set access restrictions dynamically based on real-time analysis of user trustworthiness.
Two Key Concepts for Successful Zero Trust Implementations
Security Must be Integrated into Workloads
By creating a layer of policy enforcement that travels with the workload, organizations improve their chances of protecting data no matter where the workload instance may be running.
Application and Service Behaviors Must be Understood
Security operations teams must acquire an in-depth understanding of the relationships between systems and applications or risk adversely affecting the connections between applications and services.
Three Key Technologies for Implementing Zero Trust Security
Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Access decisions are based on a user's identity, role, and the context in which they request access.
Access decisions are based on device attributes, use cases, and ownership models.
Network Access and Micro-segmentation
When granted, access is restricted to specific network ports, segments, and protocols.