Self-driving cars can no longer be viewed as a single system. These are cars with complex computer systems that independently make countless connections with the driver, with other vehicles, with the immediate environment and with various communication systems and networks. We want to be sure that these connected systems are reliable. As a result, IT Security Architects must work in a more intricate manner, as the interconnected networks are becoming too complex to oversee as a whole.
By decentralising the design of an IT architecture and thus dividing the design into a number of clear sub-divisions (each with its own responsibilities), an overview can be created. This provides certainty regarding the security of each sub-part, the connections which are relevant to this sub-part and how they can be protected. In this way, an organisation can get a better grip on possible attacks because they can already monitor them within a smaller sub-part. All of this is done on the basis of the Zero Trust philosophy. The foundation for Zero Trust is ‘never trust, always verify’. Whereas certain connections were always open to certain users in the past, a Zero Trust design has no prior assumptions on the degree of reliability regarding those who want access – regardless of whether this concerns organisations, users, hosts or datasets.
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