Zero Trust and the Evolution of Enterprise Security

Tech Talk Tuesdays:
Zero Trust and the Evolution of Enterprise Security

Recorded on 19 September, 2017

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In today’s world, your employees expect access to everything… from everywhere… safely.


While traditional perimeter based security models have served Enterprises well in the past, they are increasingly losing their effectiveness when applied to modern workloads and topologies. As applications shift out of the data center and into the cloud, and employees, partners, and contractors shift from dedicated offices to remote access in homes and coffee houses, the perimeter itself is dissolving. Traditional VPNs are being stretched beyond their initial purpose to desperately try to hold together the remnants of an increasingly obsolete network architecture. And no one knows that better than the threat actors who are exploiting weaknesses in traditional security perimeters that simply weren’t designed for this.

In this talk, we will cover:

  • Why the traditional network perimeter is the enemy of diverse virtual workloads and roaming users.
  • How attempting to tie modern workloads to perimeter security actually breaks not only security, but performance.
  • What the Zero Trust model is, and why it is key to securing access to your network.
  • How Zero Trust provides both security while removing the traditional performance hurdles.
  • How Google’s BeyondCorp and Akamai’s Cloud Perimeter are evolving Enterprise Security and Access to meet those needs.

About the Presenter

Charlie Gero

Charlie Gero

Charlie Gero has worked in security, networking, and the software engineering fields for 20 years, with a decade spent at Akamai. Prior to Akamai, Charlie was an entrepreneur and served in key computer science positions within the pharmaceutical and networking industries. Currently the CTO of the Enterprise Division, Charlie has also served as lead of the advanced R&D group at Akamai and holds many patents in the areas of cryptography, distributed systems, compression, and more. Charlie brings a wealth of deep technical experience in security and networks and has degrees in Physics and Computer Science from Moravian College.


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