Five Foundational Elements of a Zero Trust Enterprise

May, 2021
IDA document: D-22632
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights
Division: Information Technology and Systems Division
Kevin E. Foltz, William R. Simpson See more authors
This summary describes five foundational elements of an approach to the new security concept of Zero Trust, which relies on continuous verification of an enterprise’s devices, users, and applications. The vision for Zero Trust is to defend against threats from outsiders and insiders and to block lateral movement within an enterprise.