Cyber Security Buzzwords #1: “Zero Trust”

A terrible name for a bright idea

A person wearing a black robe and sitting in front of a room on a judge’s bench must be trustworthy. Or is it a case of homo homini lupus? (sorry dear wolves, but that’s how it’s seen in Aesops fable). Image: wernerwerke

In 2010, John Kindervag¹, a principal analyst on the ICT security and risk team at Forrester, introduced the term “Zero Trust.” His paper, “No More Chewy Centers: Introducing The Zero Trust Model Of Information Security,” outlines the idea that the concept of “trust” is hard, if not impossible, to implement in IT infrastructures². There is no way to verify…