Zero Trust Security Governance by Utilizing Identity and Access Management

Year : 2023 | Volume : 01 | Issue : 02 | Page : 6-17

    Sampath Talluri

  1. IAM Lead Engineer, Department of Computer Science, Western Michigan University, Michigan, United States


The Zero Trust Paradigm, a more stringent approach to network security, operates on the fundamental concept of “Never Assume, Always Authenticate.” It is currently being implemented in different countries to align with their national cybersecurity and access management governance policies. The differentiation of these Zero Trust systems is contingent upon factors such as awareness, infrastructure, expenses, and security demand. Additionally, the identity-based access management models within the Zero Trust system exhibit variations depending on factors such as user profiles, resource allocations, application domains, the specific Zero Trust rules in place, and the role of the Zero Trust administrator. The aforementioned disparities contribute to the phenomenon of security fragmentation, resulting in the proliferation of risk and vulnerability to attacks in various network zones. This study conducts deductive research on the standard frameworks of identity-based zero-trust system, as implemented in the United States and India, both at an industrial level and in other domains. The research substantiates their soundness based on the available factual data regarding the updates and advancements made in addressing evolving security and user-access management concerns. In the subsequent section, the conclusion highlights potential areas for enhancement and notable characteristics observed in the respective models that can be integrated to develop a zone-neutral Zero Trust model. This result showed that India’s Zero Trust infrastructure lacks the scalability and innovation scope of the USA’s Zero Trust system. Thus, to develop a zone-neutral model operational in both areas, India’s model should be integrated with advanced classification, detection, and user management systems and better areas of application.

Keywords: zero trust, user identity, authentication, regional ZT, ZT systems

[This article belongs to International Journal of Mobile Computing Technology(ijmct)]

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Received June 24, 2023
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Published July 20, 2023