A cybersecurity mesh architecture (CSMA) provides a holistic cyber defense strategy geared to unify separate, distinct security services to create an enhanced, dynamic security environment. And at the center of this mesh, is the Security Service Edge (SSE) platform. This mesh is key to adopting an adaptive trust model. Adaptive trust is the notion of continuing to adapt policies based on changes in context such as: device type, access location, device health, user group and even agent-based versus agentless access. For work to get done, users will inevitably require access. In other words, trust. Adaptive trust continuously ensures that only specific users gain access to specific applications, and uses API-based integrations between the core security services to automate this process.