Securing your business in an evolving IT landscape. Posted by Richard Holbrook, 29 Jun 2020

The rapid rise in remote working accelerates Zero Trust.

COVID-19 has forced the business world to adapt. As restrictions begin to lift, companies are considering their next steps – whether that’s returning to the office, adopting company-wide remote working, or taking a more flexible approach. Whichever route you follow, with the rise in COVID-related cybercrime, securing your business has never been more important.

Finding a new approach

With the IT landscape continually evolving, an agile approach to security is essential. Protecting the traditional security perimeter is no longer enough. Your employees need fast, easy and secure access to their data and apps across a range of devices and from any location, whether held on premise or in the cloud.

This is where Zero Trust comes in.

Removing trust to safeguard your business

Widely gaining traction, the Zero Trust framework works on the basis that no device or person is trusted by default, whether inside or outside of the network. Each user is assessed by their identity, location and behaviour in order to access company data. By using conditional, just-in-time access to grant users enough privilege to perform their required task, but nothing more, security is maximised.

Additionally, as a cloud-managed solution, all the complexities associated with the traditional security approach are removed, so your IT team can focus on adding value to your business. And ultimately, your employees get the best user experience, enhancing their productivity.

Securing flexible work

As a direct result of the COVID crisis, Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO has stated that we’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months. This places immense pressure on IT teams to deliver an agile, scalable security strategy. Those adopting Zero Trust will simplify the management of access to apps and services enabling seamless and secure flexible working.

At Bistech, we take a multi-layered approach to security to help you protect, detect and respond to ever-changing cyber threats. To discuss your security needs, call our expert team on 03330 11 22 55.