Hiya everybody! This January, I joined Forrester as an analyst on the Safety and Danger staff. I’ll be masking subjects like Network Analysis & Visibility (NAV), Zero Belief Structure, and the Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) ecosystem. I’m extraordinarily excited to affix the staff and make Zero Belief extra accessible for organizations to know and implement.
Zero Belief has been within the collective safety consciousness for a bit of over a decade. It’s been a problem for lots of organizations to know what the time period even meant, why it’s wanted, and finally find out how to implement it. My analysis will give attention to making Zero Belief rather more approachable by addressing these completely different ache factors and making sensible suggestions.
Past my analysis protection, I’d prefer to share my background and what landed me right here within the first place. Previous to becoming a member of Forrester, my profession has been all about bleeding blue as a practitioner within the data safety area (go Blue Teamers!).
I spent the final 4 years within the monetary area, main the modernization of and evolving my employer’s core cyber protection capabilities. Working there was an especially eye-opening expertise the place I obtained to dive proper in and empower the corporate to securely assist individuals obtain their monetary targets.
In my position there, I used to be very lucky to give you the option push the boundaries of each safety and danger whereas bettering the general cyber protection program. As I realized extra, I wished to share my learnings with the broader data safety group. This led to me presenting at SANS boards, not once, however twice. After seeing me opine about safety on Twitter and seeing these shows, somebody from Forrester reached out to see if I’d be occupied with turning into an analyst (see, spending hours on social media generally is a good factor). After studying extra in regards to the position and the way it impacts shoppers, distributors, and the trade, I obtained excited in regards to the alternative to have a broader constructive influence on the safety group.
Exterior of labor, I’m often tinkering with my dwelling lab, constructing a brand new gaming PC, or simply crawling infosec twitter to see how I can contribute again to a group that has given me a lot. When not knee deep in studying or researching safety subjects, I take pleasure in mountain biking and getting out to numerous parks to destress.
Join with me at Forrester for briefings, inquiries, and advisory on all issues Zero Belief. I sit up for listening to from you!