Project Zero: Dell’s Pioneering Quest for a Zero Trust FutureIn this community interview, Herb Kelsey discusses Project Zero, an endeavour by Dell focused on creating a highly secure system for the market, based on work originally developed by the United States Department of Defense.
In this community interview, Herb Kelsey discusses Project Zero, an endeavour by Dell focused on creating a highly secure system for the market, based on work originally developed by the United States Department of Defense.
Project Zero aims to implement a Zero Trust security model into the market after thorough incubation and testing. The discussion delves into the limitations of prior security implementations and the need to ensure seamless integration and protection of data, which is emphasised as a top priority.
Herb highlights the challenges of integrating various point solutions that result in a lack of a coherent view of the organisation’s security landscape. Dell addresses this issue by taking on the integration burden for customers and ensuring constant system updates to meet security standards.
Moreover, safeguarding data in conventional hyperscale environments presents challenges. This is due to their extensive existing operational infrastructure and potential constraints in furnishing essential information required for a successful Zero Trust implementation.
Through Project Zero, Dell is focusing on building a composed system that starts small and can be iteratively expanded, avoiding a disruptive “big bang” transformation. The importance of data security is emphasised, with a call to prioritise data protection over convenience and the potential for enhanced user experiences and reduced costs through secure systems.
The integration of generative AI within the Zero Trust model highlights how AI can significantly contribute to enhancing security and protecting critical data sources within this framework.
- Project Zero is Dell’s initiative aimed at creating a highly secure system for the market, drawing from the U.S. Department of Defense’s work, with a focus on Zero Trust security.
- The challenge with previous security implementations lies in integrating diverse point solutions, often leaving systems disjointed and necessitating risky upgrades to current environments.
- Data protection is a paramount concern, and Project Zero’s approach involves building a scalable Zero Trust system, beginning with a small-scale deployment that can be expanded iteratively, catering to the organisation’s pace and priorities while safeguarding data effectively.