Can you really achieve Zero Trust if you rely on passwords as the foundation for your security program?
In this video HYPR explores the the impact of taking a Passwordless approach to Zero Trust.
Zero Trust is an important security framework that defines how users inside and outside an organization must be authenticated and authorized to access corporate resources. At a high level, this means taking preventative and continuous measures to assess when, what and how users can access applications and data. Importantly the framework aims to do away with perimeter-based protection scheme and encourages a uniform model for trusted user access no matter where they are coming from.
Many companies are now dedicating significant resources to zero-trust initiatives. There are a number of great public case studies such as the Microsoft initiative or Google’s BeyondCorp program which focused on enabling secure remote access for employees without a VPN.
As the term has grown in popularity, naturally so has vendor marketing. Many products in recent years have adopted some form of Zero-Trust messaging aimed at security practitioners. This marketing typically follows the formula of “What is Zero Trust and How Does our Product Fit into Your Budget?” The result is a predictable mix of tech jargon and attempts to shoehorn a product into a broader security program.
This guide does not attempt to position any particular product as a Zero Trust Solution. Rather, the intent is to establish a simple premise: Passwords make your Zero-Trust program slower, more expensive, and less effective.