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John Kindervag

Creator of Zero Trust and Chief Evangelist Officer at Illumio

John Kindervag has over 25 years of intellectual leadership experience in the cybersecurity space, recently joining Illumio as Chief Evangelist Officer from MSSP ON2IT, where he led cybersecurity strategy as a senior vice president.

Previously, he served as field CTO at Palo AltoNetworks. Before that, Kindervag spent over eight years as a Vice President and Principal Analyst on the security and risk team at Forrester Research.

It was there that he famously developed the concept of Zero Trust, an architectural approach founded on the principle of “never trust, always verify” that operates on the assumption that breaches are inevitable and that threats can originate from anywhere, even inside the network. Kindervag also serves as an advisor to several organizations, including the Cloud Security Alliance and Venture Capital firm NightDragon, and he was a contributor to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee Report to the President.

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