Vol. 17: Zero Trust Strategies

CEOs and CISOs on Cybersecurity and the Strategies of Zero Trust

Zero trust has become both the security model of choice for enterprises looking to up their game and change the relationship dynamic between the attackers and defenders as well as a pure marketing movement.

Yet, far too valuable and necessary a concept and operational model to be abused by hype, zero trust advocates are pushing back.

Their collective mission is to enable the journey to zero trust as a pre-condition to operating a safe and secure IT environment, regardless of industry and organizational size.

About the Panelists

Participating in this latest panel discussion are:

Cyril Perducat, CTO, Rockwell Automation; Raghu Nandakumara, Field CTO, Illumio; Richard Bird, Chief Product Officer, SecZetta Inc.; John Kindervag, SVP, Cybersecurity Strategy, ON2IT; Jeremy Grant, Managing Director, Venable LLP

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.

Nandakumara is responsible for helping customers and prospects through their segmentation journeys. Previously, Nandakumara 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.

Bird is a well-known, identity-centric security expert, a former CISO and CIO. Bird 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.

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.

Grant, is Venable’s managing director of technology business strategy. He has more than 20 years’ 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.

Outline of This Episode

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

  • How best to implement a zero trust strategy;
  • The challenges of securing OT and IT systems;
  • Future requirements to optimize zero trust in the environment.

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