Zero-trust architectures

Zero-trust architecture is expected to increase cybersecurity efficacy by 144%, according to a report from Symmetry Systems and Osterman Research. The report details how organizations plan to deploy zero-trust architecture, a framework that’s been around for years but is drawing new interest due to the increase in cyberattacks. Fifty-three percent of respondents cite high-profile ransomware attacks as their primary motivator. In addition, the U.S. government is pushing zero trust implementations across all its agencies.

Baptist Health, a healthcare system in Louisville, Kentucky, announced last month that it will implement Sepio Systems’ Zero Trust Hardware Access (HAC-1) solution to add a layer of defense. Healthcare is the most targeted sector for data breaches, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A key factor in Baptist Health’s decision was that the solution could help them determine if there’s an issue with both wired and wireless peripheral devices.

The Duke Energy Emerging Technology and Innovation Center in North Carolina is testing everything from near-term and existing technologies for direct current electricity to be used alongside the alternating current available today. The center had to develop a ‘zero trust’ architecture, ensuring that all communications are tested by the right credentials. You can read about it here.