A Survey on Zero Trust Architecture: Challenges and Future Trends

Yuanhang He, Daochao Huang, Lei Chen, Yi Ni, Xiangjie Ma, Yan Huo
2022 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
The traditional perimeter-based network protection model cannot adapt to the development of current technology. Zero trust is a new type of network security model, which is based on the concept of never trust and always verify. Whether the access subject is in the internal network or the external network, it needs to be authenticated to access resources. The zero trust model has received extensive attention in research and practice because it can meet the new network security requirements.
more » ... er, the application of zero trust is still in its infancy, and enterprises, organizations, and individuals are not fully aware of the advantages and disadvantages of zero trust, which greatly hinders the application of zero trust. This paper introduces the existing zero trust architecture and analyzes the core technologies including identity authentication, access control, and trust assessment, which are mainly relied on in the zero trust architecture. The main solutions under each technology are compared and analyzed to summarize the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the current challenges and future research trends. Our goal is to provide support for the research and application of future zero trust architectures.
doi:10.1155/2022/6476274 fatcat:s6yy7muhbrgzvlfqebyzsxk5oy