Zero-Trust Networks: Implementation Is No Walk in the Park

Zero-trust network implementations can require an entire redefinition of your network architecture, the introduction of new technologies, and the training of both users and IT. Here’s what you need to know when you make your move to zero-trust.

Mary E. Shacklett, President of Transworld Data

March 31, 2023

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Over half of all organizations reported that they had installed zero-trust networks, according to an industry survey carried out late last year. Managing the security risk of distributed edge networks was a major driver, and in some cases, there were productivity gains for both IT and end users since on-ramping and off-ramping IT assets and network users became more automated.

But implementing zero-trust networks is still a learning experience for most IT departments and for end users, too.

Here are five major challenges:

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About the Author(s)

Mary E. Shacklett

President of Transworld Data

Mary E. Shacklett is an internationally recognized technology commentator and President of Transworld Data, a marketing and technology services firm. Prior to founding her own company, she was Vice President of Product Research and Software Development for Summit Information Systems, a computer software company; and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Technology at FSI International, a multinational manufacturer in the semiconductor industry.

Mary has business experience in Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Rim. She has a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MA from the University of Southern California, where she taught for several years. She is listed in Who's Who Worldwide and in Who's Who in the Computer Industry.

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