Access Management , Biometrics , COVID-19

Unscripted: 3 Security Leaders Dissect Today's Top Trends

Edna Conway, Wendy Nather and Michelle Dennedy on SASE, CIAM and Supply Chain Risk
From left: Edna Conway, VP, global security, risk and compliance, Azure at Microsoft; Wendy Nather, head of advisory CISOs, Duo Security at Cisco; Michelle Finneran Dennedy, co-founder and CEO, Zen Data Privacy

No script, no filter: Just Microsoft’s Edna Conway and Cisco’s Wendy Nather gathering with privacy leader Michelle Dennedy to discuss the impact of the SolarWinds supply chain attack and to play Buzzword Mystery Date with secure access service edge, customer identity and access management, and "passwordless" authentication. Are these cybersecurity trends dreamboats or duds?

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, this panel reunites to discuss:

  • Supply chain risks in the post-SolarWinds attack era;
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the development of security products;
  • Shaping our present and future: SASE, CIAM, going passwordless and beyond.

Conway, who is Microsoft's vice president of global security, risk and compliance for Azure, creates strategies for secure digital platform operations. She drives a comprehensive architecture across Azure's hardware and systems.

Nather is head of the advisory CISO team at Duo Security, now part of Cisco. Previously, she was research director at the Retail and Hospitality ISAC, where she was responsible for advancing the state of resources and knowledge to help organizations defend their infrastructures from attackers.

Dennedy, co-founder and CEO of Zen Data Privacy, is the former CEO of DrumWave. Previously, she was vice president and chief privacy officer at Cisco.

For the previous installment in this series, see Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity and Privacy in the 'New Now.'

About the Author

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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