John Kindervag: Reflections on 'Zero Trust'Creator of the Strategy Assesses 11-Year-Old Model’s Maturity, Misuse
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.
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.