Access Management , Governance & Risk Management , Identity & Access Management

Zero Trust: 'What Are You Trying to Protect?'

Father of Zero Trust, John Kindervag, on How Conversation, Industry Have Evolved
John Kindervag, creator of Zero Trust

In the wake of digital transformation and President Biden's 2021 cybersecurity executive order, an entire industry has sprung up around the concept of Zero Trust. John Kindervag, the researcher who created the architecture, weighs in on how the discussion has evolved.

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

  • Why too many people are stuck on defining Zero Trust;
  • The industry that's been spawned;
  • The impact of Biden's executive order.

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.

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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