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Does Zero Trust Feel Too Overwhelming? Here's How to Start

Cloudflare CSO Joe Sullivan on Why Zero Trust Must Be Broken Into Bite-Sized Chunks
Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, Cloudflare

Evolving to a zero trust architecture can be overwhelming for organizations, leaving many unsure of where they should even start. Cloudflare Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan urges CISOs to break the journey into bite-sized chunks that can be easily digested.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Sullivan also discusses:

  • How zero trust can secure users and applications more effectively;
  • How Cloudflare and its top customers are approaching zero trust;
  • What the Russia-Ukraine war means for CISOs around the globe.

Sullivan, an American internet security expert leading security at Cloudflare, has served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and worked as a CSO for Facebook and Uber. At Facebook, Sullivan assembled a security team to address requests from law enforcement agencies globally and fight various types of cybercrime within the social network. After law school, Sullivan spent the first eight years of his career in the Department of Justice, where he represented the government in the landmark United States v. Elcom Ltd. case, the first U.S. prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He also worked on multiple cybercrime cases including digital evidence aspects of the 9/11 investigation, economic espionage and child predator cases.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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