Zeroing in on Zero Trust: Essential Elements to Consider on your Zero Trust Journey – Cloud Native Security Working Group

Fall 2022

Over the past decade, “Zero Trust” has become the dominant conceptual framework guiding enterprise cybersecurity thought leaders and practitioners. In this session, members of the Cloud Native Security Working Group explore the essential principles of the Zero Trust mindset and discuss practical approaches for achieving success on the cyber defense barricades.


Cyber Security Advisor with FedEx Services, Inc. My current focus is on securing SDN and hybrid-cloud workloads as FedEx moves towards digital transformation and away from traditional L3 networks and data centers. In my role as Cyber Security Advisor I am called on to consult on many IT projects across the various operating companies that comprise FedEx. I am the team leader for the Network Security team that is responsible for implementing micro-segmentation, security analytics, identity services, and Wifi intrusion prevention among other security platforms and initiatives. I currently hold active ISCCISSP and GIAC GSEC certifications and have been a guest speaker on network and cloud security at various conferences including Proofpoint Connect, VMworld, and Future:NET.

My background is 30+ years of experience as a Network Security Engineer / Network Manager / Network Engineer working in the IS/IT division of various companies which span half a dozen industries and government agencies.

Marina Segal is CEO and Co-Founder of a startup that is currently operating in Stealth mode. Prior to that, Marina enabled Dome9 Security (acquired by Check Point) and Sysdig to become leaders in the Cloud Security Market, driving several large enterprise sales and strategic M&A efforts by focusing on delivering Cloud Security and Compliance products.

Marina has over 15 years of global experience in Security, MSSP, Compliance and Governance at Deloitte/Credit Karma and other startups.

She is Founder of the Bay Area’s WoSec Chapter.

Marina holds a B.SC in Information Systems & Management and an MBA in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Tel Aviv University

Prior to founding MarketWord in 2006, Mark Fishburn held roles as Managing Director, VP marketing, VP sales, VP market development, technical strategy, and business unit manager with Xerox, Retix, Netcom Systems, Spirent. He has been a board member and chairman of several industry associations and frequent speaker at industry conferences worldwide.

Ken Arora is a Distinguished Engineer within F5’s Office of the CTO, focusing on cybersecurity and defining technologies for data-driven, AI-assisted security solutions.

Ken currently provides technical alignment and vision across multiple security product development teams. He also evaluates emerging technical and competitive trends to formulate a technical application security vision. Ken’s background spans both software and hardware development, and he is responsible for many of F5’s hardware/software co-designed solutions and is also passionate about workflow-driven user experience design. His current focus is around next generation Zero Trust evolution and the use of big data enabled machine learning to improve security efficacy.

Before joining F5 in 2012, Ken was architect of Intel’s Pentium and Pentium Pro processors and Cisco’s ASA product family. He later co-founded a startup that developed a hardware-accelerated solution stack for pattern matching. Ken’s first role at F5 was as architect for the BIG-IP AFM, the world’s fastest DC firewall and a primary component of F5’s SP solution, used by many of the world’s largest service providers.

Ken’s undergraduate degrees are in Astrophysics and Electrical Engineering, from Rice University. Outside of work, enjoys playing hockey, but when off the ice, he also spends time on the board of Silicon Valley Shakespeare and is a superforecaster for the Good Judgement project.

Jerald Murphy is SVP of Research and Consulting for Nemertes. With over three decades of technology experience, Jerry has done everything from neural networking research, integrated circuit design, computer programming, designing global data centers, to being CEO of a managed services company. Jerry has worked in The United States Army, MCI Communications, META Group, Cognizant, and was the CEO of Banking Infrastructure Technology Services (BITS).

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