NextLabs is introducing a new expert Q&A series on cybersecurity to provide a platform for thought leadership via interviews with industry experts.

The Cybersecurity Expert Series explores important cybersecurity topics to provide educational and thought-provoking conversations. Through this series, industry experts will share insight, common practices, and advice on relevant topics in the industry.

Episode 3: How ZTA Can Be Strengthened with ABAC

In the third episode of the cybersecurity expert series, Sowmya Narayanan Deenadayalan discusses the recent paradigm shift to ZTA, how ZTA impacts authentication and authorization, along with how ABAC and dynamic authorization technologies can enhance ZTA. 

Sowmya is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory group, and has 17 years of experience in Risk, Controls, Cyber and GRC implementation and optimization programs.  At Deloitte, he has led transformation roadmaps for multiple global Fortune 500 organizations for Identity, access and process controls transformations and helped organization supplement their GRC, access controls & Identity and Access management (IAM) solutions frameworks. 

Episode 2: Why is Zero Trust Architecture ZTA important?

In the second episode of the NextLabs Cybersecurity Expert Series, our guest Alper Kerman dives into what Zero-Trust Architecture is, its efficacy, core components, and deployment options. 

Zero trust is the term for an evolving set of cybersecurity paradigms that move defenses from static, network- based perimeters to focus on users, assets, and resources. Zero trust assumes there is no implicit trust granted to assets or user accounts based solely on their physical or network location or based on asset ownership.

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Episode 1 Part 2: Data Security and Ransomware Defense – Mitigating Ransomware Risk 

In part two of Data Security and Ransomware Defense, NIST Security Engineer Bill Fisher dives deeper into the topic of mitigating ransomware risk. He also covers the resources NIST offers to help manage risk.

Bill Fisher works at the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). The NCCoE brings together members of private industry, government agencies, and academia.

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Episode 1 Part 1: Data Security and Ransomware Defense

In the first episode of the NextLabs Cybersecurity Expert Series, our guest Bill Fisher dives into data security and ransomware defense. Bill’s experience working as a security engineer with NIST at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has given him expertise in dealing with ransomware threat.

In Part I of his two-part episode, Bill covers what ransomware attackers are trying to accomplish, how ransomware is distinct from other types of malware, and why ransomware is still so prevalent today.

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