KEYNOTE: Zero-Trust is not the new firewall

KEYNOTE: Zero-Trust is not the new firewall

ZERO-Trust is not a new concept, and it is also not a technology or gadget that can be purchased and installed. ZERO-Trust is a concept that is based on very straight forward rules:

  • ZERO explicit trust
  • ZERO exceptions
  • ZERO assumptions
  • ZERO tolerance

This translates into the valid posture that every device, every users, every interface, even every part of the infrastructure can be a potential threat and until proven otherwise is treated as such. When we review the Advanced Persistent Threats and MITRE ATT&CK model, we quickly come to the conclusion that this isn’t bad idea at all!

ZERO-Trust is both inward and outward facing, and definitely not the “new firewall”, where organizations still assume that everything at the right side of the firewall is secure and can be trusted. ZERO-Trust is about eliminating these very risk-prone assumptions, and creating am environment of validated credentials and authorizations with each interaction. No explicit trust. No exceptions. No assumptions. No tolerance. And definitely no new firewall.

This keynote ticks all boxes of what ZERO-Trust is and what it isn’t.

See all keynotes by Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag here!

About Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag

Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag, commonly known as JD, started his career in Applied Information Technology and quickly realized that the development and complexity of technology outpaces the development of our understanding of technology.

Working based on the principal that we don’t have to understand the bits and bytes to use technology, but we must understand how to use it optimal and secure, Johannes developed a wide range of consulting services, training programs, keynotes and workshops to allow people and organizations to do just that: embrace technology in the optimal and secure way. The Human Element in Cyber Security, The Human Element in Agile and Cyber Security for Road Warriors (and Couch Potatoes) are examples of these programs.

Working as consultant, trainer and speaker with clients and partners around the globe, the mission is crystal clear. Bridge the gap between what we do and what we know.

I am JD. I love what I do, and so will you!

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