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20191008T1545 20191008T1615 UTC BC Track: Rethinking the Future of Identity with Zero Trust As companies continue to move to the cloud and house more and more data online, the number of vulnerable endpoints for cybercriminals to target has expanded exponentially. We need a paradigm shift in ... Holeman Lounge Borderless Cyber USA / Washington, D.C. / 8-10 October 2019 events@oasis-open.org

As companies continue to move to the cloud and house more and more data online, the number of vulnerable endpoints for cybercriminals to target has expanded exponentially. We need a paradigm shift in cybersecurity, and that's doable through a Zero Trust security approach, supported by machine learning and AI. 


In this session, Corey Williams will discuss the importance of Zero Trust security, backed by cutting edge AI and machine learning technology to make security postures truly watertight. Governments, private businesses, and other organizations need to get ahead of the curve and adopt Zero Trust security, today.




As companies continue to move to the cloud and house more and more data online, the number of vulnerable endpoints for cybercriminals to target has expanded exponentially. The cybersecurity industry has seen tremendous growth over the last decade – it's estimated that companies spent more than $120 billion on cybersecurity in 2018 to prevent attacks. But it's no longer just about technology and individual solutions. We need a paradigm shift in cybersecurity, and that's doable through a Zero Trust security approach, supported by machine learning and AI.


Today, 81% of data breaches occur as a result of compromised credentials, making Zero Trust the best way to prevent against attacks. While there's a lot of diversity in the IAM space regarding technology and product offerings, there's one issue where experts are starting to agree – the future of identity lies with a Zero Trust approach to security, and needs to be backed by automation and AI to preempt security vulnerabilities. Vendors, consultants, and IT professionals are all singing the praises of Zero Trust, and what was once a buzzword is slowly moving from hype to reality.


But what does that all mean for CISO? In this session, Idaptive VP of Strategy Corey Williams discusses the pillars of Zero Trust, and why it's so important for individuals, companies, and other entities to adopt a Zero Trust security approach. Corey will discuss some cutting-edge technologies from around the industry that're making Zero Trust possible – from machine learning to advanced cloud-based analytics. 


Corey will walk through several case studies of Zero Trust in practice, describing how companies have taken big steps across an entire organization to holistically defend against breaches. Corey will pay special attention to healthcare and finance industries, who are typically more vulnerable, given they safeguard troves of sensitive user data. But the steps they've taken to secure that data represents a shift in approach towards never trusting and always verifying, on the heels of massive consumer data breaches over the last five years.


Corey Williams, armed with 20 years in the industry and backed up by recent industry data and analyst reports, will make the case for Zero Trust, and what's next in the cybersecurity industry in the coming decade. Ultimately, Corey will demonstrate how, for public and private organizations, Zero Trust security is becoming a real, tangible concept.


Key take-aways: 

  • Participants will understand the value of Zero Trust, how it operates, and why it's the most effective method of preventing against data breaches.

  • Participants will learn how automation, AI, and machine learning integrate with cybersecurity solutions to continuously evolve and adapt to threats, almost instantly automating processes that are normally subject to human error and timelines.