Governance & Risk Management

'Zero Trust': Beyond Transformation

Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry and Nexteer CISO Arun DeSouza on the Model and the Mindset
Jay Chaudhry, CEO, Chairman, Founder, Zscaler; Arun DeSouza, CISO, Nexteer Automotive

Applications, the network, security - they all have been affected by the seismic changes of the past year, and they drive the need for adopting the "zero trust" model. Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry and Nexteer Automotive CISO Arun DeSouza discuss the necessary mindset shift.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of ISMG’s RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Chaudhry and DeSouza discuss:

  • Why zero trust requires an architectural approach;
  • Zscaler's three core tenets of zero trust;
  • The mindset shift that is necessary.

Chaudhry is CEO and chairman of Zscaler. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, having founded a series of successful companies, including AirDefense, CipherTrust, CoreHarbor, SecureIT and Zscaler, now a public company as of March 16, 2018. He leverages more than 25 years of security industry expertise, including engineering, sales, marketing and management experience with leading organizations such as IBM, NCR and Unisys. Prior to founding Zscaler in 2008, he led AirDefense, a wireless security pioneer, before its acquisition by Motorola. From 2000 to 2006, he led CipherTrust, the industry’s first email security gateway, before its merger with Secure Computing. He also led CoreHarbor, a managed e-commerce solution, before it was acquired by USi/AT&T. In 1996, he led his first company, SecureIT, the first pure-play internet security service, before it was acquired by VeriSign in 1998.

DeSouza is chief information security and privacy officer at Nexteer Automotive Corp. He has extensive global IT and security leadership and organizational transformation experience, including as a CISO and CIO. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, risk management, identity management, cloud computing and privacy. His current interests include the internet of things, blockchain, zero trust, software-defined perimeter and self-sovereign identity. He was honored by the First Global Cyber Security Observatory with induction into the CISO Hall of Fame in September 2019.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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