Zero trust principles to redefine access controls

Sami Laine, director of technology strategy at Okta discusses the zero trust principle which says that an enterprise’s network zone presence is no longer the root of trust. Leaders came to a better understanding of zero trust when their employees had to work from home, says Laine.

Lane describes how when a business process requires an employee to be on the premise in the network to do something — even as simple as a new employee on-boarding with their new laptop — that process will be broken in a work from home environment.

Laine uses the example of a certain California local county government which took this lesson to heart the accelerate their plans for stronger remote work access controls based in zero trust principles.

Laine also discusses how security professional can do more to engage workforce development to make sure organizations can meet the skills they need moving forward in this interview.

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