The Race to Zero Trust for Government and Education: Prius vs. Ferrari

Presented by

Mark Guntrip, Sr Director of Cybersecurity Strategy, Menlo Security

About this talk

When entire workforces went remote back in 2020 because of the global pandemic, government agencies and educational institutions pivoted quickly by migrating apps and services to the cloud to enable the anywhere, everywhere workforce and learning. However, with this digital transformation one thing was apparent - security was lagging. Even with the shift to hybrid work and students back in the classroom, hackers know more work is still done via the browser and they’re using advanced threats like Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT) to turn our browsers into increasing threat vectors. In many cases their threats outpace our security controls. A shift to a Zero Trust mindset is the first step in defense against these attacks. Hear Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, Mark Guntrip, discuss how threat actors are using evasive threats to attack government agencies and educational institutions. Mark will also cover ways a Zero Trust strategy allows for a protective approach that can keep these attacks from ever happening. Attendees can expect to learn: • How threat actors are getting past the security you have in place. • Why shifting from a detection-focused approach to one that starts with prevention can eliminate threat activity. • How this creates a paradigm shift that enables your Zero Trust strategy.
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