Zero Trust: Charting a Path to Stronger Security

As organizations and cyber risks evolve, security models need to keep up. Zero Trust can help you build a multi-layered security strategy that adapts to the modern environment.

The traditional approach to security — defined perimeters separating trusted from untrusted network zones — has proven to be inadequate as organizations engage in digital transformation and embrace edge technologies. Today’s enterprises require a new approach to verify the right levels of security and accessibility for systems and data. Increasingly, Zero Trust is being hailed as the solution. But what is Zero Trust and what's needed to successfully implement it?

In this whitepaper, Mark Ryland of AWS and Ashish Rajan of the SANS Institute dive deep into the viability of Zero Trust as a modern enterprise security model. Download the whitepaper and learn how to kickstart your Zero Trust journey.

Key considerations we’ll cover:

  • What is Zero Trust?
  • 6 foundational capabilities to establish
  • 4 fallacies to avoid
  • 6 Zero Trust use cases
  • Metrics for measuring Zero Trust ROI

Gartner predicts that by 2025, over 60% of organizations will embrace Zero Trust as a starting place for security.1

Journey to Zero Trust on AWS

The journey to Zero Trust is an iterative process that’s different for every organization. In this video session from the AWS re:Inforce security conference, Jess Szmajda, AWS GM, Network Firewall and Quint Van Deman, Principal in the AWS Office of the CISO, examine how organizations are moving forward with Zero Trust architectures in real-world use cases. Discover how you can use AWS services to put Zero Trust into production and benefit from the security it provides.

And don’t forget to download the whitepaper for an in-depth guide on how to build a Zero Trust strategy that can meaningfully improve technical and business outcomes.  

About the authors

CJ Moses

Mark Ryland
Director, AWS Office of the CISO

Mark is the director of the Office of the CISO for AWS. He has over 30 years of experience in the technology industry and has served in leadership roles in cybersecurity, software engineering, distributed systems, technology standardization and public policy. Previously, he served as the Director of Solution Architecture and Professional Services for the AWS World Public Sector team.

CJ Moses

Ashish Rajan
Associate Instructor, SANS Institute

Ashish Rajan, Head of Security & Compliance at PageUp People, has many years of experience in cyber security with the last 6 focused specifically on cloud security. He has held both senior leadership and technical leadership roles in a variety of industries including higher ed, technology, and software development. Recognized as a credible content creator for cloud security, he is part of the AWS Community Builder and Ambassador programs. He is the founder and host of the Cloud Security Podcast and can be found teaching SANS MGT520: Leading Cloud Security Design and Implementation.

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1Gartner, “Gartner Predicts 2023: Zero Trust Moves Past Marketing Hype Into Reality,” John Watts, Jeremy D'Hoinne, Dale Koeppen, Charlie Winckless, 6 December 2022. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.