Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Governance & Risk Management

Former Federal CISO Advocates Zero-Trust Security

Gregory Touhill on How to Improve Authentication, Access
Former Federal CISO Gregory Touhill

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.

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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.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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