Trends Report

The Definition Of Modern Zero Trust

April 22nd, 2024
With contributors:
Joseph Blankenship , Carlos Rivera , Tope Olufon , Jess Burn , Heath Mullins , Liam Holloway , Rachel Birrell


Forrester created the Zero Trust Model of information security more than a decade ago. Over time, vendor marketing co-opted the term, creating confusion and driving skepticism about its practical, real-world implementation. This report provides a clear, concise definition of Zero Trust. Security and risk leaders can use this report to cut through the noise to define what Zero Trust is and what it’s not — and learn how to communicate Zero Trust principles in their organization.

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