Recent cybersecurity news has shown that all organizations, regardless of size or industry, are vulnerable to cyber threats. In 2020, a wave of ransomware attacks targeted healthcare providers and government agencies in the US, causing significant disruption and financial losses. The recent cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, which caused widespread disruption to fuel supplies and highlighted the potential impact of cyber threats on critical infrastructure, has underscored the need for robust network security measures. The attacks highlighted the need for a comprehensive and effective approach to network security.
Universal Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) can provide such measures, offering granular access control based on user identity, device posture, and application-level access policies, reducing the attack surface, and providing a comprehensive security posture that can help protect against modern cyber threats.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from Univeral ZTNA by having a simplified, yet effective, approach to securing their network resources. For example, in 2021, a large number of SMEs were targeted by ransomware attacks due to their lack of dedicated IT security staff or limited resources to devote to network security. Universal ZTNA can provide SMEs with granular access control to ensure that only authorized users can access critical resources while hiding the network resources from potential attackers. By leveraging Univeral ZTNA, SMEs can reduce the need for dedicated security staff and rely on the security expertise of Univeral ZTNA vendors.
This approach aligns with the White House’s cybersecurity strategy:
White House aims to shift cybersecurity burden from individuals and small businesses to tech providers
– CNBC: PUBLISHED THU, MAR 2 20235:00 AM EST
Large enterprises can also benefit from Univeral ZTNA by providing a comprehensive security posture that can scale to meet the needs of complex and diverse environments. For example, in 2019, a large financial institution suffered a data breach that exposed sensitive customer information. The breach highlighted the need for secure access to both on-premises and cloud-based resources, which Univeral ZTNA can provide. In addition, Universal ZTNA can help large enterprises improve their compliance with regulatory requirements (PCI, HIPAA, ISO 27002, NIST, etc.) by providing granular control over access to sensitive data.
Industries that are particularly sensitive to security risks, such as healthcare and government, can also benefit from Univeral ZTNA. In 2020, healthcare providers were targeted by ransomware attacks that disrupted patient care and resulted in significant financial losses. Similarly, in 2021, a large government agency suffered a major data breach that exposed sensitive information. Universal ZTNA can help these industries meet their regulatory requirements by providing granular access control and centralized management and control.
Overall, recent cybersecurity news has demonstrated the critical importance of a comprehensive and effective approach to network security, and Univeral ZTNA can provide organizations with a powerful tool for achieving this goal.
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