While the Zero Trust approach is being adopted fast in the United States, a survey we conducted in collaboration with vmware and Vogel-IT Medien’s German-language Security-Insider magazine revealed things are coming on more slowly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Interestingly, 65% of the 140 IT security managers surveyed see Zero Trust as clearly superior to traditional security concepts and three quarters of all respondents even see Zero Trust as particularly suitable for securing sensitive company areas, or the work and communications of certain people, such as members of the board. Despite this, only around 30% actually follow the Zero Trust approach in practice. But why?
There are several reasons for this. Many are put off by the supposedly great effort and expenses that this model would involve. In reality, many things can be realised very quickly and cost-effectively with smart private cloud solutions. The study also confirms this: Companies stated how much effort and expenses they believe would be involved in implementing Zero Trust models. The estimates from companies that had already implemented Zero Trust policies were significantly lower than those of participants who had only considered this on a theoretical level.
The question about the time taken to implement Zero Trust models from planning to actually going live was stated by Zero Trust users to be about half of that assumed by non-users.
Last but not least: It also shows how important it is to involve the HR department, the works council and data protection officers as early as possible in the process and involve them throughout.
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