Host: Andrew Rafla, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP
What are the industry trends driving the adoption of a Zero Trust strategy? How can enterprises follow a methodical approach? The adoption of Zero Trust can be vital to help enterprises navigate the complexities of today’s businesses while limiting the potential blast radius of cyber threats. We’ll discuss:
- Trends influencing Zero Trust adoption including commonalities across industries, federal guidance, regulatory drivers
- Supporting business agility while enhancing an organization’s security posture
- Use cases to accelerate adoption
- How Zero Trust controls can help detect and contain potential threats (e.g., ransomware)
Andrew, a principal at Deloitte & Touche LLP, is a member of the Cyber & Strategic Risk practice of Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory. He has a deep technology and operations background spanning his 20+ year career in cybersecurity. Andrew focuses on helping clients enhance operational efficiency while reducing exposure to cyberthreats and managing operational, regulatory, and emerging risks. Andrew is currently Deloitte’s Zero Trust offering leader and has extensive experience in network and infrastructure security, adversarial simulation, security operations, and security logging and monitoring. He primarily focuses on serving some of the world’s largest financial services organizations but also has experience in other industries and verticals such as federal/ department of defense (classified and unclassified), power and utilities, retail, and life sciences. Andrew received a BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University and an MS in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and is certified through the SABSA Chartered Foundation.
Chalan, a managing director at Deloitte & Touche LLP, is a member of the Cyber & Strategic Risk practice of Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory. He has a deep technology and operations background spanning his 25+ year career in networking, cloud and security in product executive roles in leading tech-firms in Silicon Valley. Chalan focuses on helping clients enhance operational efficiency through cyber services while reducing exposure to cyberthreats and managing operational, regulatory, and emerging risks. Chalan is currently Deloitte Cyber & Strategic Risk’s Product and Services Leader as well as a member of the Zero Trust leadership team. He is focused on enabling new cyber services with deep tech-value while also serving some of the world’s largest global enterprises across all industries. He also has experience in working with telecom service providers and delivering managed services. Chalan received a PhD from North Carolina State University, focused on Computer Engineering and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has 6 issued patents and is a sought-out thought leader in cloud, networking and security services.
Stephen Martin Rajan
Stephen Martin Rajan is a senior manager of the Cyber & Strategic Risk practice of Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory. He has deep cybersecurity architecture and program development experience spanning his 20+ year career in cybersecurity and has helped establish multi-year, strategic cybersecurity transformation programs for large enterprises across industries. Stephen currently serves as Deloitte’s Zero Trust lead architect and focuses on enabling clients in their Zero Trust transformational journeys. He has a broad understanding of multiple cybersecurity domains while having subject matter expertise in infrastructure, cloud, security operations, and managed services. Stephen received a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University and a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard Kennedy School.