Governance & Risk Management , IT Risk Management , Multi-factor & Risk-based Authentication

Zero Trust: Definitions, Practicalities, Challenges

Gigamon's Shehzad Merchant on Hygiene, Monitoring and Rapid Incident Response
Shehzad Merchant, CTO, Gigamon

Zero trust is not a product or a destination, but rather a journey requiring organizations to practice good security hygiene, continuous monitoring and detection, as well as rapid incident response backed by high levels of automation, says Shehzad Merchant, chief technology officer of Gigamon.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Merchant also discusses:

  • How the zero trust concept should be best defined and understood;
  • Key practicalities and challenges;
  • Top benefits and lessons learned from pioneers.

As CTO at Gigamon, Merchant brings over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Prior to joining Gigamon, Shehzad served as the CTO at Extreme Networks; he is the author of several networking and communications patents.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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