Explaining the realities behind zero trust

Explaining the realities behind zero trust

The principles of trust and cyber-security are tightly linked. Our free guide helps IT decision-makers lay out how trust ties into a company’s digital infrastructure, so that businesses can make the right choices to protect their assets.

Before making changes to a company’s cyber-security, CIOs and CISOs will usually create a hefty risk assessment. But as many of us know from experience, these large and sometimes complex documents aren’t always well-received or understood by our less tech-savvy colleagues — putting IT decision-makers under extra pressure.

At Tresorit, we’ve created a guide to give a clear overview on the different architectures available for companies to use today, focusing on the enterprise document repository. Each example is backed up by strong technical arguments as to their pros and cons, but can still be simply explained to a wider audience. In particular, we focus on the idea of trust.

When outsourcing IT processes or systems, many companies believe they simply need to place complete trust in their supplier. But as with many things in life, it isn’t quite that simple.

The guide lays out the trust that needs to be placed in different elements of IT architecture for them to work, and how reducing the number of trusted components in a system can improve digital security. It also looks at the concept of zero trust, and whether it can ever truly be achieved. By using this guide, we hope that CIOs and CISOs will be able to sleep a little easier at night, safe in the knowledge that they can make the necessary changes to decrease cyber-security risk while keeping their colleagues firmly on side.