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The Rise of Zero Trust in the Digital Era

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December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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Almost a decade since “Zero Trust” emerged as an approach to network security, the buzz around it is stronger than it has ever been. Zero Trust rejects the outdated idea that everything inside the internal network is safe, while everything outside it is unsafe.

The recent rise of Zero Trust suggests the time has come to completely rethink how we define trust in considering how to secure critical data and resources. But why is Zero Trust in particular gaining traction now? And is it really the best way to ensure effective security today? To answer these questions, join this session with Dave Taku


Robert Martin – Sr. Security Engineer, Cisco Systems Inc.

Robert Martin is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with over thirteen years of experience in information security. He holds a Master of Science in Network Technology with a concentration in Information Security. He also holds a Cyber Security Masters Certification. He is a Sr. Security Engineer for Cisco Systems, Inc. in RTP, NC. Robert specializes in areas such as risk management, regulatory compliance, security solutions architecture, security audits, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing. From 2012-2015, Robert served as President of the Raleigh Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association. During that time, the chapter membership grew at a rate of 125%. Currently, Robert serves on the Raleigh ISSA Board as the Sponsorships Director. Robert is committed to serving the community through outreach by expanding the chapter’s mission to students and military. He has held several other IT Security Advisory Board positions over the years with a focus to bring about awareness of information security threats in an ever-changing global IT Security economy.

See Robert Martin‘s full profile.


Dave Taku – Director Product Management, RSA Identity & Access Assurance

As Director of Product Management for RSA, Dave Taku leads a global team responsible for the overall direction, development and execution of RSA’s Identity & Access Assurance strategy. Mr. Taku is a 14-year RSA veteran with twenty years of industry experience in networking and IT security.
As the head of global Product Management for Identity & Access Assurance, Dave Taku is responsible for the overall direction, development and execution of the RSA Identity product strategy. Dave has 20+ years of IT and cybersecurity experience and is a 14-year veteran of RSA (and knows where all the skeletons are buried).

In his spare time, Dave enjoys playing, building or restoring just about any musical instrument he can get his hands on. He is a part-time musician, amateur woodworker and aspiring luthier, enjoys fine Belgian beers, and will take apart anything just to see how it works. Dave lives in the backwoods of New Hampshire with his wife and two children and is a survivor (genetically speaking) of both the French Revolution and Hiroshima.

In previous roles, Mr. Taku was actively involved in major Federal IT initiatives including HSPD-12 and the DoD GIG-BE program.

During my five years as a Product Manager here at RSA, I’ve had the privilege of working with our customers on numerous projects involving RSA Federated Identity Manager, RSA Smart Card Solutions, and RSA SecurID. I currently serve as Product Manager for the RSA SecurID 800 hybrid authenticator, RSA Authentication Manager, and some new products that you’ll be hearing about in the near future.

For 10+ years I’ve worked as a Product Manager in the Security and Telecommunications industries. I’ve also spent a handful of years as a Network Engineer designing the high-speed fiber optic networks that fueled the pre-dotcom Internet gold rush. In my spare time, I am an avid volleyball player, amateur musician, and aspiring luthier.

See Dave Taku‘s full profile.

ISSA Webinars and Conference series cover all the continuing education credits to maintain your cyber security certifications. (CPEs, CEUs, ECE, etc). Each hour is equal to one continuing education credit. Certificates of completion are available upon request after completion. For instructions, click here.

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