1st Edition

The Zero Trust Framework and Privileged Access Management (PAM)

By Ravindra Das Copyright 2024
    125 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    125 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book is about the Zero Trust Framework. Essentially, this is a methodology where the IT/Network Infrastructure of a business is segmented into smaller islands, each having its own lines of defense. This is primarily achieved through the use of Multifactor Authentication (MFA), where at least three more authentication layers are used, preferably being different from one another.

    Another key aspect of the Zero Trust Framework is known as Privileged Access Management (PAM). This is an area of Cybersecurity where the protection of superuser accounts, rights, and privileges must be protected at all costs from Cyberattackers. In this regard, this is where the Zero Trust Framework and PAM intertwine, especially in a Cloud-based platform, such as Microsoft Azure.

    However, as it has been reviewed in one of our previous books, the use of passwords is now becoming a nemesis, not only for individuals but for businesses as well. It is hoped that by combining the Zero Trust Framework with PAM, password use can be eradicated altogether, thus giving rise to a passwordless society.

    1. Introduction

    2. The Zero Trust Framework: The Origins of the Zero Trust Framework

    3. The Components of Privileged Access Management: What Exactly Is PAM?

    4. The Passwordless Society: Introduction


    Ravindra Das is a technical writer in the field of Cybersecurity. He also does Cybersecurity consulting on the side, through his private practice, RaviDas.Tech, Inc. He also holds a Cybersecurity certification from the ISC(2) and other key certifications from Microsoft, CyberArk, and Barracuda Networks.