Rich Smith

Head of Duo Labs; Cisco
Rich Smith is the Head of Duo Labs (now part of Cisco), supporting the advanced security research agenda for Duo Security. Prior to joining Duo, Rich was Director of Security at Etsy, co-founder of Icelandic red team startup, Syndis, and has held roles on security teams at Immunity, Kyrus, Morgan Stanley, and HP Labs. Rich has worked professionally in the security space since the late 90’s in a number of roles ranging across security research, building security organizations, security consulting, penetration testing, red teaming, exploit development, and attack tooling development. More recently, Rich co-authored a new book for O’Reilly titled Agile Application Security: Enabling Security in a Continuous Delivery Pipeline. He has worked in both the public and private sectors in the U.S., Europe, and Scandinavia, and currently spends most of his time bouncing between Detroit, Reykjavik and New York City.

Rich's Session

Tuesday, June 25
3:15 - 3:40 pm
Zero Trust - Beyond the Hype
Join us for an in depth discussion of Zero Trust concepts and how they impact security. There has been a lot of hype around Zero Trust over the past year and it seems all the focus in the industry has been about vendor specific implementations, one stop solutions, and products that ‘surprise surprise’ were Zero Trust even before it was cool. In this talk we instead focus on the principles of Zero Trust and in particular how they impact the threat landscape. We will try to cover how the advent of Zero Trust alters attacker behavior, incentivization, and identification of new targets. Where does the threat shift when Zero Trust principles are widely applied, and what are the new threats we need to be concerned with?

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