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Applying zero trust in an hybrid cloud environment: one principle at dual speed

Abstract

Most organizations have their workloads (data and applications) distributed between an on premise infrastructure and different variants of cloud computing (IaaS, Paas, SaaS). Now when an organization would like to apply the zero trust principles in an holistic way they are confronted with different capabilities and different constraints in both environments. In this session I would like to highlight both the opportunities as well the challenges that organizations are faced with when they start to apply the zero trust principles as part of their overall security governance. Cloud providers have in general the zero trust principles already built in but where to start in the data center and how to cope with security at dual speed?

Speaker Bio

BIO – Stefaan has more than30 years of experience in IT and joined IBM in 1997. Since 2001 he is a Security Architectand, in that role, he fulfilled several positions at European and global level. As security architect, he is constantly looking for ways to implement security by design but also to achieve efficient security operations in support of Enterprise Security Architecture. In his current role, as member of the European Security Competence Center, he is assisting organizations in Europe with their security transformation projects in the context of Cloud and Devops. He is also lead architect for the Zero Trust AccelerationServices initiative. He is co-author of the IBM Security Blueprint V3 Redbook.