What is a zero trust network?

Video description

In this video, Doug Barth and Evan Gilman describe what a zero trust network is, and why it is the natural evolution from the current best practice security models. Current network infrastructures are designed to protect your internal network with a firewall, and everything behind that firewall being "trusted" by default. zero trust networks are based on the philosophy that no network is trusted, be it external or internal. In this video, Doug and Evan discuss topics such as why it is important to move to a zero trust network model, what is driving the need to evolve security models, and what some of the benefits are for this type of network security model.

Doug Barth is a software engineer who loves to learn and share his knowledge with others. He has worked on systems of various sizes at companies like Orbitz and PagerDuty. He has built and spoken about monitoring systems, mesh networks, and failure injection practices. Evan Gilman is an Operations Engineer with a background in computer networks. With roots in academia, and currently working in the public internet, he has been building and operating systems in hostile environments throughout his professional career. An open source contributor, speaker, and author, Evan is passionate about designing systems that strike a balance with the networks they run on.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a zero trust model?
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Product information

  • Title: What is a zero trust network?
  • Author(s): Doug Barth, Evan Gilman
  • Release date: August 2017
  • Publisher(s): Infinite Skills
  • ISBN: 9781491998885