Zero Trust: Definitions, Practicalities, Challenges

Governance & Risk Management , IT Risk Management , Multi-factor & Risk-based Authentication

Gigamon’s Shehzad Merchant on Hygiene, Monitoring and Rapid Incident Response


Shehzad Merchant, CTO, Gigamon

Zero trust is not a product or a destination, but rather a journey requiring organizations to practice good security hygiene, continuous monitoring and detection, as well as rapid incident response backed by high levels of automation, says Shehzad Merchant, chief technology officer of Gigamon.

See Also: Defending Against Malicious and Accidental Insiders

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Merchant also discusses:

  • How the zero trust concept should be best defined and understood;
  • Key practicalities and challenges;
  • Top benefits and lessons learned from pioneers.

As CTO at Gigamon, Merchant brings over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Prior to joining Gigamon, Shehzad served as the CTO at Extreme Networks; he is the author of several networking and communications patents.

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