Governance & Risk Management , Video , Zero Trust

Forrester Report: Zero Trust Adoption in Europe Is High

Forrester's Tope Olufon on Regional Issues Related to Zero Trust Progress, Barriers
Tope Olufon, senior analyst, Forrester

Over two-thirds of European security decision-makers have begun to develop a zero trust strategy, and public sector organizations are leading the way, according to a new survey report by Forrester.

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Organizations recently hit by a breach are more likely to be on a zero trust journey than those that weren't breached, but attitudes still vary across the region, and numerous cultural and regulatory roadblocks are ahead for zero trust, says Tope Olufon, a Forrester senior analyst and author of the report.

"Zero trust involves a lot of monitoring, and some organizations and cultures may not be very friendly toward that," Olufon says. "So, being able to articulate what you are using the data for, how it's processed and how you maintain employee privacy is very important in making effective zero trust."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Olufon discusses:

  • The state of zero trust in Europe;
  • Cultural and regulatory roadblocks to its adoption;
  • Practical steps security leaders can take to adopt a zero trust approach to security.

Olufon is a senior analyst in the security risk space, advising businesses on how best to set and attain security goals. His research focuses on the current state and evolution of zero trust, digital identity and e-signature, and managed detection and response.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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