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Zero-Trust Cybersecurity: Trust No One?

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April 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Hauck Auditorium, David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Protecting digital assets is becoming harder and harder, for one alarming reason: most organizations have poorly prepared for the deluge of cloud-based applications and end-point devices. This transformation has created vulnerabilities well beyond any corporate-controlled environment, expanding the potential for data breaches into completely unchartered territory.

As the enterprise perimeter dissolves, cybersecurity today must extend beyond simply protecting on-premises data. Anyone authorized to have access to data and applications should have the flexibility of using any device, on any network, from any location. This ever-increasing desire for seamless access has created a corresponding need for end-to-end security across a myriad of applications, data centers, and devices. The cost of failing to do so is potentially huge. According to a recent study sponsored by IBM, the average cost of a single data breach is over $3 million.

Originally conceived by Forrester, the “zero-trust” model has been gaining momentum, from Google’s BeyondCorp to Gartner’s Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Assessment (CARTA). If implemented properly, zero-trust has the power to transform the industry.

  • What are the implications of default-deny?
  • Will micro-segmentation and software-defined perimeters offer enough protection?
  • Is zero-trust security destined to become mainstream?

Join us on April 9 to find out.


Randy Wood, Vice President, Public Sector, Akamai Technologies


Amir Sharif, Founder, Aporeto

Andrew Rubin, CEO and Co-Founder, Illumio


Stanford ID holders, please email for a FREE TICKET by 12:00 PM on Wednesday, April 3rd.  Limited seating - first come, first served.

If you are not a Stanford ID holder, please use AP2019 for 20% off in person tickets, and 50% off live stream.


Organized by VLAB in cooperation with the US-Asia Technology Management Center

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