Zero Trust – Strategy for Security Architecture

20 November 2023

In a world where cyber threats are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated, the need for robust security architecture has become more critical than ever. Zero Trust security reference architectures is the approach to protecting an organizations’ digital assets in Azure. The Zero Trust framework is built on the principles of “Use least privilege access”, “Assume breach” and “Verify explicitly”. Marking a fundamental shift from traditional security approaches which focused more on securing the network perimeter.

In a Zero Trust architecture, it is assumed that threats can arise anywhere – both from within and outside the organization’s network. Therefore, this model requires continuous verification of all assets that might provide access to network resources due to misconfiguration. By using techniques like network access controls, micro-segmentation, and hardening, Zero Trust reduces the risk of data breaches and insider threats when applied properly throughout the Azure environment.

Implementing Zero Trust security controls, and then maintaining alignment, is not just a technical challenge but it also requires a changed approach to IT security processes. It requires a comprehensive review of existing Azure environments, of current security solutions to which degree they support automation. Given the growing amount of resources that are deployed, and the need for IT to support new Azure services being onboarded, Zero Trust is not just an option but a necessity to ensure a robust security posture that mitigates IT security related risks.

How NubOps Addresses This

NubOps embraces the Zero Trust model by providing tools that can analyze resource configurations in your existing Azure environment, detecting deviations from Best Current Practises and giving you the opportunity to enhance your security posture. Our solution facilitates continuous monitoring and validation of your Azure infrastructure, aligning primarily with the Zero Trust principle of “Verify explicitly.” By leveraging NubOps, organizations can effectively perform hardening, detect assets that are exposed to threats, mitigate vulnerabilities and thereby significantly reduce the probability of security breaches.