Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture in Hybrid Cloud Environments

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Volume-72 Issue-5
Year of Publication : 2024
Authors : Phani Sekhar Emmanni
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V72I5P104

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Phani Sekhar Emmanni, "Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture in Hybrid Cloud Environments," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 72, no. 5, pp. 33-39, 2024. Crossref,

The transition to hybrid cloud environments necessitates robust security frameworks capable of addressing complex, evolving threats. Zero Trust architecture, which operates on the principle of "never trust, always verify," offers a promising solution. This study explores the intricate process of implementing Zero Trust architecture within hybrid cloud environments, identifying key strategies, challenges, and the resultant benefits. Through a comprehensive review of the literature and a detailed analysis of case studies, the research delves into the foundational principles of Zero Trust and its applicability to the unique security demands of hybrid clouds. It further outlines a methodological approach for integrating Zero Trust principles, focusing on critical aspects such as micro segmentation, policy enforcement, and continuous monitoring. The paper highlights significant challenges encountered during implementation, including technical complexities and organizational resistance, and proposes actionable solutions to overcome these obstacles. It presents empirical evidence demonstrating the enhanced security posture, improved compliance, and operational efficiencies achieved through the adoption of Zero Trust in hybrid environments. Zero Trust architecture, ultimately fostering a more secure, responsive, and resilient digital ecosystem.

Zero Trust Architecture, Hybrid Cloud, Cybersecurity, Identity and Access Management, Microsegmentation.


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