Zero-Trust Networks: The Future of Higher Ed Security Network Design?

Wednesday, April 11 | 4:00PM–5:00PM ET | Maryland Ballroom D, Fifth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
The traditional perimeter-based security architecture used in various sectors (edu, gov, com, org, etc.) has basically failed to protect internal assets. New technologies such as IoT and mobile devices will force a new approach to network security architecture. Zero-trust networks (ZTNs) assume that the network is hostile, attackers are already inside the net, and segmentation isn't sufficient for determining trust among other characteristics. This talk will describe zero-trust network properties and how we are integrating this architecture with existing cybersecurity defense strategies. We believe all sectors will have to adopt this strategy in the near future.

Outcomes: Explore ZTN components and their relationships * Determine what off-the-shelf software can be used to build a ZTN * Improve your overall security posture by integrating ZTN concepts into your existing network architecture


  • Randy Marchany

    University IT Security Officer, Virginia Tech

Resources & Downloads

  • ZTN slides

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 10/25/2018