Zero Trust


Let Optiv Be Your Guide on Your Zero Trust Journey

Introducing Zero Trust

Sometimes, it’s best to assume the worst. Zero Trust solutions protect networks, applications and data based on the concept of “never trust, always verify.” In a Zero Trust environment, identity is the core security control used
by security teams that “assume breach” because any user or device is a potential threat actor.

“Zero Trust means moving from an outdated perimeter-centric approach to a dynamic, identity-centric, and policy-based approach.”


- Jerry Chapman, Optiv Engineering Fellow


Are you up for a Zero Trust crash course?


Join our expert, Jerry Chapman, Engineering Fellow at Optiv and author of "Zero Trust Security: An Enterprise Guide", as he delivers the following takeaways:


  • An introduction to Zero Trust
  • An overview of Optiv’s Zero Trust principles
  • How to visualize your Zero Trust journey and place it in the proper context

Zero Trust Journey


Whether you know a lot about Zero Trust or are just wondering about it, Optiv can help – beginning with how to establish a Zero Trust mindset.

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The primary components of Zero Trust

When it comes to Zero Trust, what does a perimeter-less secure model look like? There are three primary components, including the design of dynamic micro-perimeters. Our infographic breaks it all down.


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Zero Trust Readiness Assessment

Our approach to Zero Trust leverages set principles and a maturity and capability framework applied across key security domains. The result: a readiness assessment that provides a practical roadmap your organization can use to build and mature your Zero Trust capabilities.


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Zero Trust in Action


Strong program management is the key to steady progress as you implement security controls throughout your security domains. You need an expert … one that’s “written the book” on the subject.


Dip into our Zero Trust Field Guide to help you:


  • Align Zero Trust with program management
  • Learn how Zero Trust reduces operational risk
  • Choose Zero Trust strategies for data protection and governance
  • Apply Zero Trust to cloud security and IoT devices


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Essential Principles of Zero Trust


Let us make something that might seem complicated simple for you. In our view, the following principles sum up what you really need to do.

White House Executive Order Flash Panel


Since late 2020, several cyber threat dominoes have fallen, leading to the White House’s release of the “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.” The term Zero Trust appears 11 times in the executive order – for good reason. See Optiv senior leaders weigh in on what this executive order means for the future of Zero Trust.


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Flash Panel Speakers


Kevin Lynch
Chief Executive Officer, Optiv


David Martin
Chief Services Officer, Optiv


Wendy Overton
Director, Cyber Strategy, Optiv


Justin Williams
Managing Partner, Cyber Strategy, Optiv


Brian Wrozek
Chief Information Security Officer, Optiv


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