Santa and the Zero-Trust Model: A Christmas Story


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On Christmas Eve, snow will fall, Yule logs will blaze, visions of sugarplums will dance in children’s heads, and in the eyes of zero-trust experts, countless security breaches will happen in homes around the world.

Zero-trust security has blanketed IT like the snow Bing Crosby sang about. Based on the idea of maintaining strict access controls and not trusting anyone or any component by default — even those already inside the network perimeter — zero trust seeks to prevent intrusion wherever possible and minimize the damage from intrusions that do occur.

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