SEATTLE–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–The cloud security alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced that John Kindervagone of the world’s leading cybersecurity experts and the father of Zero Trust, joined CSA as a security advisor to the offices of the CEO and President.
In his role, Kindervag will advise CSA on its Zero Trust strategy and participate in CSA’s strategy Zero Trust Advance Center executive steering committee, where your vision of the Zero Trust security model will prove invaluable. Kindervag will also be a featured CSA speaker at various industry conferences and will share his honed experience of over 25 years in the security business in a monthly series of interviews.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome John to the CSA team,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance. “Zero Trust is one of the most talked about cybersecurity models today. His deep understanding of cybersecurity in general, and Zero Trust in particular, will benefit not only CSA members, but will go a long way in guiding businesses as they work to protect their most valuable assets.”
“I am delighted and honored to join the Cloud Security Alliance family. We all understand that businesses are rushing to the cloud, but we have not yet fully understood the security implications of this transformation. I am pleased that CSA has launched a Zero Trust and I look forward to helping Jim and his team execute on their mission and vision,” said John Kindervag, Security Advisor for the Offices of the CEO and President of the Cloud Security Alliance.
Kindervag is Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Strategy and an ON2IT Fellow and Group Fellow at ON2IT Cybersecurity. Previously, she was Field CTO at Palo Alto Networks for four years, where she advised private and public sector organizations on how to solve their toughest cybersecurity challenges. Prior to that, he spent more than eight years at Forrester Research, where he was vice president and principal analyst for the Security and Risk team. It was there that he created the revolutionary Zero Trust model for cybersecurity. Earlier in his career, he was a security consultant, penetration tester, and security architect.
He has been interviewed and published in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times, and has appeared on CNBC, Fox News, PBS, and Bloomberg, among other networks, discussing information security. He is a sought after speaker and has headlined numerous security conferences and events, including RSA, SXSW, ToorCon, ShmoCon, InfoSec Europe and InfoSec World.
About the Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA leverages the subject matter expertise of industry professionals, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, training, certification, events, and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community affected by the cloud, from providers and customers to governments, employers and the insurance industry, and provide a forum through which different parties can work together to create and maintain a reliable cloud ecosystem. For more information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.organd follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.