Former Federal CISO Advocates Zero-Trust SecurityGregory Touhill on How to Improve Authentication, Access
Critical systems are under attack from external and insider threats. No access or transaction should go unchecked. That's why former federal CISO Gregory Touhill, a retired Air Force brigadier general, advocates the broad adoption of zero-trust security in the public and private sectors.
In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Breach Prevention Summit: Washington, Touhill discusses:
- The case for zero-trust;
- Non-technical barriers to adopting the approach;
- His common sense strategy for implementing zero-trust;
Touhill, a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general, is president of Cyxtera Federal Group, a company that provides cybersecurity and secure datacenter services. He was selected by President Obama as the U.S. government's first CISO. His other civilian government service includes duties as the deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, where he led national programs to protect the United States and its critical infrastructure.