Zero Trust and the Seven Tenets


Whether you are new to information security, or you’re a long-time practitioner, it seems that “zero trust” is the latest initiative at the top of everyone’s priority list. Special Publication 800-207, created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers guidance for instituting a zero trust architecture.

The document outlines the basic tenets that form the foundation of zero trust. For some organizations, however, the tenets of NIST 800-207 pose an overwhelming obstacle. This guide is designed to make these tenets more tangible—to ground them in practical application, enabling your organization to take small, yet action-orientated steps towards achieving this important goal.