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Win the Cyberwar with a Zero Trust Architecture

July 13, 2017 @ 9:25 am - 10:10 am

In this presentation, John Kindervag, creator of the revolutionary Zero Trust Model of Cybersecurity, will discuss the concept of Zero Trust and explain how it can not only transform network security but function as a business enabler. Zero Trust is revolutionizing network security architecture because it is data-centric and designed to stop data breaches. Additionally, Zero Trust adds a layer of agility to modern networks that is impossible to do in traditional network designs. These 21st century networks have been adopted by government entities and large enterprises around the world.

Attendees will see an analogy of Cyberwarfare & Military Warfare. The differentiation among Grand Strategies, Strategies, Tactics, and Operations in Cyberware will be shared. The Zero Trust architecture approach, first proposed by Forrester Research, is intended to address this by promoting “never trust, always verify” as its guiding principle. With Zero Trust there is no default trust for any entity — including users, devices, applications, and packets — regardless of what it is and its location on or relative to the corporate network. By establishing Zero Trust boundaries that effectively compartmentalize different segments of the network, you can protect critical intellectual property from unauthorized applications or users, reduce the exposure of vulnerable systems, and prevent the lateral movement of malware throughout your network.


9:25 am - 10:10 am
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Room 1325
750 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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John Kindervag

Field CTO at Palo Alto Networks