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. https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2019/06/what-nonprofits-need-know-about-zero-trust-security
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WHAT NONPROFITS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ZERO-TRUST SECURITY
During the Cold War, the U.S.’s mantra was “trust, but verify.” In the fight against cyberattackers, the new mantra is “never trust, always verify.” Nonprofit organizations once protected their IT environments by creating a perimeter around their networks. Everyone inside the network was a trusted user, while everyone outside the network was not. The only problem, notes The Nonprofit Times, was that hackers would have access to everything — up to and including a nonprofit’s most sensitive data — if they managed to breach the network. Over time, the concept of creating a perimeter around the network has broken down. For one thing, many nonprofits are using cloud computing to house much of their sensitive data outside of the organization. Also, increasing mobility means users are often accessing resources from home or while traveling, further dissolving the perimeter. As a result, the location of users can no longer automatically render them trustworthy. Instead, organizations must create a perimeter around each individual user. READ MORE