Upping the Security Ante: How to Get Teams’ Buy-in for Zero Trust

Upping the Security Ante: How to Get Teams’ Buy-in for Zero Trust

The switch to Zero Trust doesn’t happen overnight, so how do you bring every stakeholder to the table and get everyone on board?






No one likes change. As technology and security practitioners, we’re hardwired to expect everyone to embrace shiny, new technologies and services, and rush to give them a try as they’re rolled out. But ask anyone who’s led the introduction of a new IT initiative, and they can tell you otherwise.


It’s hard to get an IT team on the same page, let alone a company with thousands of employees. In cybersecurity, where you’re only as strong as your weakest link, it’s paramount to have protection for and from every person across an organization. Look at it this way: it doesn’t matter that you lock your doors and windows if you leave even a single one open. Bad actors will always find the path of least resistance. 


In the face of these odds, Zero Trust is rapidly gaining popularity as a proven alternative to traditional security tactics, which can no longer effectively secure the perimeter to let the “good guys” in and keep the “bad guys” out. The Zero Trust motto is “never trust, always verify,” and this approach ensures that every person and