A C-level Guide to Zero Trust Implementation

CXO Council

March 16, 2023 - National


Ben Halpert
Castle Black

Council Speaker

Ben Halpert is a man on a mission: to educate and empower today’s digital citizens. By day, he is the CSO at Castle Black providing individuals cybersecurity, online privacy, and digital hygiene services with 24/7 human support. By night, he champions cyber safety and ethics education throughout society via the 501(c)3 nonprofit Savvy Cyber Kids he founded. Ben has presented at the World Economic Forum, NACD directorship training, RSA Conference, TEDxSaintThomas, TEDxKids@Vilnius, GISEC Global, InfoSec World, SecureWorld, IEEE, ACM, CSO50, CIO/CISO Summits, and many other events. In addition to his numerous publications, Ben has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, Bloomberg, BBC, Kiplinger, Good Morning America, Good Day Atlanta, CNN HLN, Fox News, RogersTV, among others.--
Brett James
Director, Transformation Strategy
Zscaler Inc

Council Speaker

IT infrastructure and security leader with 20 years experience spanning operations across 6 continents. Prior to joining Zscaler, Brett lead Bechtel's journey towards Zero Trust as the Manager, Cloud Architecture and Engineering. At Bechtel, Brett championed the local office breakout, VPN replacement and Password-less implementations and lead the infrastructure design of their Azure-based digital transformation application platform. Integrating platforms with advanced modern identity concepts is his specialty. Brett has enterprise management experience across a diverse range of technologies and disciplines, including PC and mobile technologies, unified communications, datacenter, LAN, WAN, identity and access management, APIs, enterprise architecture and cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS environments.
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A C-level Guide to Zero Trust Implementation
Moving to zero trust is a major step in any organization’s digital transformation. In the past year since Executive Order 14028 was signed, implementing a data-centric approach to enterprise operations and risk management has become a top priority across industries nation-wide. It’s up to CIOs and CISOs to lead the executive and strategic planning requirements for designing zero trust throughout the enterprise, and staying abreast of how it will affect other business transformation initiatives. Join the discussion to learn more about: The keys to implementing zero trust as a service How to position zero trust to other C-level executives and the board Ensuring the right competencies and workflows are in place to achieve success

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