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Chris ScheelsOctober 26, 2021

Today’s Top Cyberthreats and How Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) Defends Against Them

New whitepaper explains how Appgate SDP, a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™ Zero Trust Network Access, Q3 2021, combats today’s most common cyberattacks.

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The need for robust security solutions has never been more important. Cybercrime is a lucrative business with high rewards and relatively low risk, perpetrated by motivated, skilled threat actors. And the monetary and reputational consequences for organizations that are breached can be devastating.

The digital battlefield

A number of factors complicate the task of safeguarding an organization’s data and assets, including an ever-growing range of attack vectors, flat network topologies, outdated perimeter-based solutions, overprivileged users, hybrid enterprise systems and connect, then verify architectures.

But while plenty of attention is devoted to technical factors that complicate cybersecurity efforts, perhaps the most challenging factor is human error, including:

  • Design flaws that create vulnerabilities in an application or gaps within a set of security solutions
  • Implementation mistakes, like misconfigurations or patching oversights
  • Operational errors, like clicking on a phishing email

Such errors are so ubiquitous—and the impacts so significant—that a 2021 study determined that 84% of serious incidents are caused by employees’ mistakes.

Unfortunately, there is no straightforward or single solution to the human factor. Consequently, cybersecurity professionals must avoid network security solutions that rely upon human infallibility; instead, the presumption of human error must inform solutions that limit its impact.

Safeguarding modern enterprises with Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

Legacy technologies haven’t kept up with the pace of change within today’s hybrid workplaces and workforces—whether from an IT or workforce management perspective—proving inflexible in function and expensive to scale. In fact, rather than enabling necessary change, such solutions often become blockers, completely antithetical to the higher-level IT vision.

Securing access with Zero Trust principles—beginning with a foundation of ZTNA—is a vital, proven and readily attainable step toward strengthening defenses against today’s most dangerous threats. According to the Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021 by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a breach was 35% lower for organizations “in the mature stage of Zero Trust deployment,” compared to those without Zero Trust. On average, this figure equated to a difference of $1.76M USD per incident.

In fact, in response to many high-profile cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure and government agencies, the White House went so far as to issue an executive order requiring federal agencies to adopt a Zero Trust architecture.

Mitigating today’s top cyberthreats

But what are today’s top cyberthreats and how does ZTNA defend against them? Get the answers by reading our new whitepaper that explains how ZTNA provides effective risk mitigation and enables you to combat:

  • Ransomware
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks
  • Insider Threats
  • Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) Attacks

Download Today's Top Cyberthreats and How ZTNA Defends Against Them whitepaper now.

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