Creator of Zero Trust, John Kindervag, joins Cerby as an Advisor

I am excited to announce that John Kindervag, the creator of Zero Trust and one of the world’s foremost cybersecurity experts, has joined our Advisory Board. In this role, John will help us focus our efforts on some of the greatest dangers in the IT universe today—unmanageable applications. A $400B problem, these are applications that lack support for critical standards such as single sign-on, role-based access control, and security APIs, which are required for companies to implement Zero Trust principles. Based on our research we estimate that at least 61% of cloud applications fall into this category.

“As the creator of Zero Trust, I’m always on the lookout for disruptive technologies that make it easier to architect Zero Trust environments,” John noted. “Step one in implementing Zero Trust is to define the Protect Surface, which contains a single data type, asset, or application. But as the landscape gets overrun with ‘unmanageable applications,’ it becomes very difficult to manage and protect. Cerby brings these new application types into the Zero Trust world–this innovative technology makes the unmanageable easily manageable. I’m honored that they’ve asked me to join their team as an advisor.”

For more than eight years, John served as VP and principal analyst on the Security and Risk team at Forrester Research and earned industry-wide recognition for his development of the Zero Trust model. His work has appeared in numerous research papers and has been covered by outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC, and Fox News. He also served as field CTO at Palo Alto Networks, advising public and private sector organizations on ways to solve their toughest cybersecurity challenges. Earlier, he served as a security consultant, penetration tester, and security architect. He currently serves as senior VP of cybersecurity strategy at ON2IT and as a Group Fellow of ON2IT Cybersecurity. He has headlined many security conferences and events, including the RSA Conference, SXSW, ToorCon, ShmooCon, InfoSec Europe, and InfoSec World.

It’s an honor to have John join our advisory board and we appreciate his validation of our approach to the growing security issue of unmanageable applications. His knowledge of the security landscape and unique perspectives will be hugely valuable to our company and our customers as we move forward into new industries and markets.

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