Although the concept of Zero Trust is not a new one, it has certainly become more prominent in recent years with the ever-increasing risk of cyberattacks. Most companies are well aware of how much they need to implement, but not always that sure about how. The National Cyber Security Council’s own guidance advises the use of ‘policies to authorise requests’, ‘don’t trust any network, including your own’ and ‘choose services designed for zero trust’. Their how-to guide emphasises the importance of centralised identity service and a single sign-on strategy for all users. How can organisations implement this in a timely and coherent way? How do you prioritise security on limited budgets? After all, we sometimes end up dealing with the cure rather than prevention. What if you could do both?

Healthroam has Zero Trust at the heart of its network design. We have been able to utilise the centralised identity service and single sign-on already safely created by NHS Mail and others you are already using in your estate. In turn, this means that a single sign-on has already understood simply what access permissions the user already has. You could be closer to Zero Trust than you realise. The beauty being this is an additional benefit to our service rather than an additional cost. We can make your existing infrastructure smart by using our powerful cloud-based design.

Zero Trust will become even more important with the need for flexible working. Your team are not always going to be at their desk. This means they also need the flexibility of devices with the freedom of remote working. Security risks are growing, now’s the time to ask questions of your own. Ask the questions, are your IT team aware of Zero Trust, what stage are they at with implementing Zero Trust throughout your organisation? Don’t forget to ask your vendors the very same thing.

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