Intelligent CIO North America Issue 15 - Page 42

FEATURE : IDENTITY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT

I WAS PLEASED TO SEE THE SURVEY RESULTS REPORTED SIGNIFICANT MARKET MOMENTUM AROUND THE ZERO TRUST SECURITY FRAMEWORK .

Ericom plans to execute the Zero Trust Market Dynamics Survey each year in order to assess changes and trends in the market over time .
We asked Dr Chase Cunningham , Ericom ’ s Chief Strategy Officer , further questions to find out more .
What are the key issues that are inhibiting moves to Zero Trust security frameworks ?
The data in the study highlights a few things that are inhibiting Zero Trust projects .
On the IT side of the ledger , respondents identified legacy technology and complexity associated with defining and implementing Zero Trust security policies as significant barriers to successful implementation .
“ I was pleased to see the survey results reported significant market momentum around the Zero Trust security framework and am excited about its ability to make a real difference in the security posture of the organizations that adopt it ,” said Dr Cunningham .
Budget is a concern for many , and the complexity associated with moving off of legacy technologies is called out as well .
It is not surprising that a majority of respondents believe an outside partner , like an MSSP , would accelerate their moves to Zero Trust . Interestingly , the marketing hype associated with Zero Trust – where ‘ everything ’ is positioned as ZT can also muddy the waters and turn people off .
“ Security vendors that can help organizations address their pain points around budget , complexity and flexibility will be in a strong position to partner with businesses as they implement their Zero Trust programs .”
The good news is that I never have conversations with practitioners that don ’ t see the value in moving to ZT and it appears the business leadership community is coming onboard as well .
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