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How Zero Trust Changes Identity & Access


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Presentation given at the BeyondCorp SF Meetup organized by ScaleFT on Mar 9th 2017.

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How Zero Trust Changes Identity & Access

  1. 1. HOW ZERO TRUST CHANGES IDENTITY & ACCESS BeyondCorpSF Meetup - Mar 9th 2017 Ivan Dwyer - | @fortyfivan
  2. 2. 90% of organizations vulnerable to insider threats in 2015 80% of security breaches involve privileged credentials 23 Authentication events per person every day Source: ForresterSource: Technavio Source: NIST Mitigating insider risk is a top priority for every organization
  3. 3. Mission: To have every Google employee work successfully from untrusted networks without use of a VPN 1. Connecting from a particular network must not determine which services you can access 2. Access to services is granted based on what we know about you and your device 3. All access to services must be authenticated, authorized, and encrypted Google really got it right with BeyondCorp
  4. 4. Zero Trust: Google Security for Everyone Else
  5. 5. First we need a new concept of Enterprise Identity
  6. 6. * Insert gross overgeneralization disclaimer here Employees have traditionally been placed into two buckets* Privileged User Non-privileged User IT Function Business Infrastructure Resources Applications Terminal Workflow Web Admin Role Group-based Key or Cert Credential Password Rotation policy Added Layers MFA PAM Product Category IAM
  7. 7. Building a dynamic user and device profile Is the user in good standing with the company? Does the user belong to the Engineering org? Is the user on Team A working on feature X? ... Is the device in inventory? Is the device’s disk encrypted? Is the device’s OS up to date? ...
  8. 8. Enterprise Identity = You + Your Device at a Point-in-Time
  9. 9. Identity is still King, but Access is the Throne
  10. 10. What do we really want from Access Management? ➔ A unified solution for authentication, authorization, and auditing ➔ A common access policy definition for ABAC & RBAC ➔ The ability to make intelligent access decisions in real-time ➔ A consistent, streamlined workflow for both privileged and non-privileged users ➔ Identity governance decoupled from the system of record ➔ To eliminate the need for network segmentation and static credentials
  11. 11. Revitalizing the AAA Framework Authenticate Authorize Audit Verify Identity is who they say they are Verify Identity is allowed to access the resource Verify Identity is doing no harm (intentional or not)
  12. 12. The basis for a common Access Policy definition ➔ User attributes ➔ Device attributes ➔ Location-based rules ➔ Time-based controls ➔ Groups and roles ➔ Federation capabilities ➔ Resource-specific rules
  13. 13. Access Gateway IdP Why was I denied access? Yes No SSH RDP HTTPS Access Policies MFA Grant? All requests flow through a centralized access gateway Request resource CA Policy Engine
  14. 14. Some questions to ponder ➔ How will all the components integrate with each other? ➔ How to balance coarse-grained policies with fine-grained policies? ➔ Where do the access policies line-up with the shared responsibility principles of IaaS? ➔ What’s the best way to incorporate approval workflows to specific resources? ➔ Can the Identity system of record exist in the cloud? ➔ How to support legacy protocols and specifications consistently? (Should you?) ➔ How to track and monitor all the devices (managed and BYOD) their employees use?
  15. 15. Zero Trust is Security Transformation
  16. 16. The big picture
  17. 17. Zero Trust security measures encourage better overall practices ➔ Keep devices up-to-date with the latest software ➔ Maintain an inventory of employee devices ➔ Monitor all endpoints & log all traffic ➔ Only communicate over fully encrypted channels ➔ Incorporate multi-factor auth ➔ Eliminate static credentials
  18. 18. We will start to see significant market effects ➔ A new category of Cloud Native solution providers are emerging that are disrupting the legacy security companies who focus primarily on strengthening perimeter security ➔ Defined market categories such as IAM and PAM will converge into a single Access Management category that works across privileged and nonprivileged users ➔ The Identity Provider space is about to heat up as cloud-based alternatives to Active Directory start to break through into the enterprise market ➔ The VPN market is going to be significantly impacted as more companies shift towards a Zero Trust model that places less (or no) emphasis on network protection as a security measure
  19. 19. Where does ScaleFT fit in the picture? ScaleFT is the leading Zero Trust Access Management provider Architecture Reviews Platform Implementations Community Efforts We work closely with you to design the right Zero Trust architecture for your organization The ScaleFT platform can be operated as a SaaS or as a dedicated deployment in any cloud environment We are leading the BeyondCorp movement, further educating the market about Zero Trust
  20. 20. THANKS!! Get in touch: | @fortyfivan