Trends Report

The Definition Of Modern Zero Trust

January 24th, 2022
Steve Turner, null
Steve Turner
With contributors:
Joseph Blankenship , Heidi Shey , Paul McKay , Alexis Tatro , Peggy Dostie


Forrester created the Zero Trust Model of information security more than a decade ago. Since then, marketing hype has co-opted the term, creating confusion and misunderstanding about the actual definition of Zero Trust and driving skepticism about its practical, real-world implementation. This report provides a clear, concise definition of Zero Trust. Security and risk (S&R) pros can use this report to cut through the noise to define what Zero Trust is, what it’s not, and what you can do to implement Zero Trust in your organization.

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