How many different ways can data be compromised? First, both external and internal threats can target it. External threats can come in the form of malware or ransomware. Meanwhile, internal threats can come from malicious insiders working from behind trusted accounts. Insiders can become a threat simply by clicking a phishing link or being tricked by a social engineering attack. Missing a database update or minor misconfiguration could be just the hole an attacker needs to infiltrate a business. Zero trust is a framework that should address all of these potential attack vectors.