The zero trust boosted by the pandemic
According to a study by Okta, the health crisis has led many companies around the world to invest in cybersecurity.
The health crisis has, it is understood, upset the world of work, in particular by causing the development of teleworking. However, this massive adoption of remote work involves cybersecurity issues. A study by Okta shows that this aspect of the problem has not been overlooked. Indeed, 78% of the respondents to the survey conducted believe that the understanding of a necessary implementation of the zero trust approach has increased, and nearly 90% are currently working on a zero trust initiative, against only 41%. a year ago. In the EMEA zone, 90% of respondents have implemented this approach or are in the process of doing so, even though, in 2019, only 18% considered such investments as a priority.
The zero trust approach, however, needs an investment budget. 82% of European organizations increased it in 2021 and none reduced it, despite the budgetary difficulties linked to the health crisis. For European companies, the biggest challenges in adopting this approach are costs (26% of respondents), technological gaps (22%), stakeholder buy-in (19%) and awareness of solutions (15%) .
European companies ahead
The identification of individuals remains a weak point, however. Thus, the login / password pair remains the basis of identification 95% of the time, 68% resorting to security questions where appropriate. More European companies than elsewhere in the world use advanced means of identification: 56% use biometrics against 43% in the rest of the world, for example. Figures for One-Time Password (OTP) devices and push notifications have not been released