On this episode of the My TechDecisions Podcast, we discuss zero trust adoption challenges and drivers with Chalan Aras, the managing director of cyber and strategic risk at Deloitte.
According to a recent Deloitte poll, legacy systems and environments are the greatest challenge to adopting zero trust, with 44.6% of executives agreeing to that sentiment.
However, these organizations plan to forge ahead with their zero trust plans due to increases in cyber threats (30.1%) and the need to better manage third party risks (25.1%), according to Deloitte’s research.
Further down that list of drivers of zero trust adoption include managing workforce-related risks, such as remote work and insider threats (17.2%), managing risks due to cloud adoption (15.1%) and managing elevated cyber risks due to geopolitical conflict (4.8%).
However, organizations far and away cited complexity and compatibility issues with legacy systems and environments as the top challenge to successful implementation of zero trust, with nearly 45% of executives agreeing.
Within zero trust adoption programs, organizations are most likely to prioritize enhancements focused on data security and identity and access management, which came in at 26.1% and 21.5%, respectively. This isn’t surprising given the importance of responsibly handling data and protecting user identities.
Also cited as important in zero trust adoption efforts include SASE implementation (13.9%), network segmentation (13.3%) and endpoint controls improvements (9.3%).
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