Session 13: Why Data-Centric Authentication is at the Heart of Zero Trust
Presented by Symantec
Speaker: Salah Nassar, Director of Information Protection, Symantec Corporation
2:30 PM - 3:15 PMTue
Santa Fe Room
Description: It’s called a 'data breach' for a reason. Bad actors are after your sensitive data. Users, endpoints, email, and cloud applications are communication channels that serve as attack vectors. In a ""Zero Trust"" model where you cannot trust anything in or out of your network, focusing the perimeter around the data and protecting it with intelligent authentication is the best security approach. Most authentication solutions on the market authenticate access to almost everything BUT your data. Blindly allowing users to access the data without checking their identity negates the entire security stack.
To implement Zero Trust successfully in your organization, the best products are the ones that give you the most visibility into who is accessing your data both on-premises and in the cloud. Before a user is granted access, all risk factors surrounding the user and their authenticating device need to be evaluated. Simply put: protect your data and trust no one.
Expected Outcome: In this presentation we will break down the following:
•What are the components of Zero Trust?
•How to implement Zero Trust successfully.
•What are the important security solutions core to Zero Trust and why data protection and identity are central to this model.
Intended Audience: All Cyber Security Practioners will benefit from this session