Recently, NIST published the Special Publication (NIST SP) for Zero Trust. ON2IT has been implementing Zero Trust based Cybersecurity strategies for over ten years, pushing forward the work of founding father John Kindervag.

ON2IT praises NIST for the public adoption and endorsement of Zero Trust as a strategic approach to cybersecurity. ON2IT, the Zero Trust Innovator, together with ING Bank and Antwerp Management School research team, delivered a significant contribution to this NIST directive.

We published this collective contribution in the Scientific Journal of Research and Reviews and our research and development paper on June 26th, 2020. In the paper, we detail over ten years of research and experience in real life implementations, including all major flaws and success criteria.

The second part of the paper addresses the ON2IT Zero Trust Framework and how we address the four major criteria of success that nobody talks about, namely:

  • Alignment with other (ERM/ISM) frameworks;
  • Asset and segment ownership (to inform the CEO in minutes);
  • Board commitment for the journey;
  • Focus on the Run Security operations with realtime visibility.