Trust no one becomes cyber mantra after massive hacking attacks

In the wake of two massive cyberattacks that exposed glaring deficiencies in US defenses, government officials and cybersecurity practitioners are saying zero trust may be the way to stop the cyber mayhem. — Dreamstime/TNS

Researcher John Kindervag published a paper about a decade ago that argued administrators of sensitive computer networks shouldn’t trust anyone on their networks, regardless of their title.

It’s not good enough simply to try to keep bad guys out of your network, he argued. You also have to put strict limits on the people already inside, thus the shorthand for the security model: “zero trust”.

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