Does Zero Trust Mean Defence in Depth is Dead?

Published on
23/11/2022 10:43 AM
By Phil Robinson, Principal Consultant, Prism Infosec

By Phil Robinson, Principal Consultant, Prism Infosec

Is Defence in Depth still relevant now that the concept of Zero Trust has taken hold? That was the question a colleague asked me recently on a webinar and it got me thinking if one has replaced the other and whether these strategies are mutually exclusive. It’s a complex question because there are pluses and minuses to both approaches.

Defence in Depth (DiD) has been around for decades and there are those that argue the strategy has failed. They point to the bloated cyber security stack of up to 70 solutions now found in the average enterprise and the seemingly unchecked onslaught of attacks over those years. Add to that the evaporation of the network perimeter in a hybrid workforce and the increase in consumption of cloud services...

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