Security teams have long used the principle of least privilege; providing users with the minimum, explicit permissions while defaulting to deny permissions.
Least privilege isn’t explicit about “not trusting” users or systems. It simply states that there is no logical reason to extend “extra” permissions to users and systems that do not require them to perform a task.
Zero Trust takes this a step further — requiring users and systems to verify their identity and meet authorization requirements with each system interaction, then applying the least privilege access.
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