The Identity Brief: Lessons from the Father of Zero Trust

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Zero Trust. It has become a buzzword used throughout the identity, security, and networking space. The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent rise of remote work and life has catapulted Zero Trust into the consciousness of the C-Suite, while at the same time giving security practitioners a larger megaphone to tout its importance. But before the notion of Zero Trust was plastered on websites, conference booths, and airport signage, it was an idea in the mind of one man, John Kindervag. John originated the concept as an analyst at Forrester Research after years as an IT security practitioner. He went on to evangelize Zero Trust at Forrester, as Field CTO at Palo Alto Networks, and now as Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy, ON2IT Group.

John speaks passionately about how misplaced trust is at the center of most IT security problems. He explains in eloquent terms how Zero Trust is more than a marketing term, a technology you can buy, or a simple panacea to all of our work-from-home problems. Listening to John crystalizes the importance of Zero Trust and the critical role digital identity has in providing confidence in a world where trust must be earned.

Tune in to learn from the father of Zero Trust. The discussion should expand your knowledge and make you ask yourself: Am I doing enough?

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