Access Management , Critical Infrastructure Security , Digital Identity

Cybersecurity Leadership: Cut Through the Zero Trust Hype

Industry Leaders Separate Model From Marketing and Discuss Zero Trust's Future

Zero Trust: Is it the operational model that's going to propel us into a more secure future? Or just another marketing message to be tossed onto the pile of past campaigns? In this latest Cybersecurity Leadership panel, the top minds in the sector weigh in on the present and future of Zero Trust.

See Also: Shift From Perimeter-Based to Identity-Based Security

Participating in this latest forum are:

Richard Bird, now chief product officer with SecZetta; Jeremy Grant, managing director, Venable LLP; John Kindervag, creator of Zero Trust, senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy, ON2IT; Raghu Nandakumara, field CTO, Illumio; and Cyril Perducat, CTO, Rockwell Automation.

In this panel discussion hosted by Information Security Media Group and CyberTheory, these executives address:

  • What Zero Trust is - and is not;
  • Best practices for implementing the model;
  • Future requirements to optimize Zero Trust.

Bird is a well-known, identity-centric security exper, and a former CISO and CIO. He has served as the global head of identity for JPMorgan Chase’s consumer businesses. He’s also a Forbes tech council member and has appeared frequently in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Business Insider and CNN on topics ranging from data protection regulations to cybersecurity-enabled consumer protection.

Grant is Venable's managing director of technology business strategy. He has more than 20 years of experience at the intersection of identity, privacy and cybersecurity, having served in a range of leadership positions spanning government and industry. He also serves as a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Identity Management Standards Advisory Council and on the advisory board of the European Payment Summit.

Kindervag is senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy and an ON2IT Group Fellow at ON2IT Cybersecurity. Previously, he was field CTO at Palo Alto Networks. Earlier, while working at Forrester Research, where he was a vice president and principal analyst on the security and risk team, he created the Zero Trust model. He also previously served as a security consultant, penetration tester and security architect.

Nandakumara is responsible for helping customers and prospects through their segmentation journeys. Previously, he spent 15 years at Citibank, where he held a number of network security operations and engineering roles. Most recently, he served as a senior vice president, where he was responsible for defining strategy, engineering and delivery of solutions to secure Citi’s private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

Perducat and his team of technologists are focused on growing Rockwell’s already broad technology offering and expanding what is possible in the industrial automation space. Throughout his career, Perducat has focused on developing innovative solutions to enhance manufacturing technologies. He has an extensive background as a technology strategist, particularly in systems, software, networks and solutions businesses.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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