A new philosophy regarding cybersecurity has been circling around the internet with the name "zero-trust" philosophy. This philosophy ultimately supports the idea of trusting nothing and verifying everything. It assumes that all network connections and resources should be treated as untrusted and potentially malicious, regardless of whether they originate from inside or outside the network. It’s a defensive mechanism intended to eliminate implicit trust and instead validate at every stage of digital interaction.
Many organizations are already adopting this philosophy with their use of multi-factor authentication, network segmentation, and continuous monitoring and verification. You have seen examples of this in your day-to-day life like having to dig up the name of your childhood pet's name when logging onto your bank account, or selecting the correct boxes with stop signs in them when creating an account.
This principle limits the room for human error, which is the leading cause of ransomware attacks, and is based on the idea that traditional security models are no longer sufficient in today's world. The traditional cybersecurity model focuses on protecting the perimeter of the network, overlooking malware that's already embedded into your network's system. With today's interconnected and constantly changing threat landscape, there has to be a zero-trust system in place. And Cynamics supports this philosophy.
Cynamics embodies the zero-trust philosophy by leveraging these key principles in our solution:
Continuously monitoring and verifying activity: Cynamics constantly monitors your network's traffic and verifies the authenticity and trustworthiness of users, devices, and applications with our Virtual Cyber Analyst feature that constantly scans and analyzes your network security, providing alerts for communication with malicious IPs, suspicious asset behavior, and more.
Responding to threats: Cynamics can take automated action or allow for manual action to respond to and mitigate threats. Such as blocking access to malicious websites, removing infected devices, and flagging unusual activity. Users can manually flag or dismiss threats within their threat management dashboard, without needing us to know about it, making it easier and quicker to fight off bad actors.
Segmenting networks: Cynamics helps organizations separate their networks into smaller, more secure segments. This makes it easier to control the access between them and detect malicious activity. In our device management dashboard, users can easily add or delete devices making it easier to visualize your network blueprint
Enforcing least privilege: Cynamics can enforce the least privilege by granting users the minimum level of access making it easier to categorize your data and restrict sensitive information to those who do not need access. This is commonly known as just-in-time or just-enough-access (JIT/JEA). Cynamics allows users to set up custom alerts so the right people get relevant information at the right time, avoiding background noise with critical alerts only.
Encrypting your data: Cynamics uses end-to-end encryption in the three main stages: at rest, in transit, and in use. Cynamics is agnostic to traffic encryption providing complete visibility and threat prediction to any environment.
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Applying this zero trust philosophy in conjunction with utilizing Cynamics can greatly minimize the risk of data breaches, strengthen trust between customers and stakeholders, and protect the organization's reputation. Overall, adopting this zero-trust philosophy is essential for the security and integrity of your network while strengthening your organization's security posture. Cynamics safeguards your data, one verified connection and a time.
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