Governance & Risk Management , Zero Trust

John Kindervag: Reflections on 'Zero Trust'

Creator of the Strategy Assesses 11-Year-Old Model’s Maturity, Misuse
John Kindervag, senior vice president, cybersecurity strategy, ON2IT Cybersecurity

Don’t call it a product, and don’t try to create a standard around it - "zero trust" is a strategy, says John Kindervag, the former Forrester analyst who created it. As he steps into his new role at ON2IT Cybersecurity, his goal is to help make zero trust easy to implement.

See Also: Make Zero Trust Happen

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

  • His assessment of zero trust after 11 years;
  • How the model continues to be misunderstood;
  • His new mission at ON2IT - to help enterprises understand and embrace zero trust.

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.

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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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