Key Focus for CISOs in 2023: Zero Trust and IdentityPalo Alto Networks' Anand Oswal on New Approaches to Secure the Ecosystem
Anand Oswal, senior vice president and general manager of network security at Palo Alto Networks, discusses why a majority of customers in 2023 will adopt a zero trust strategy along with continuous authentication and identity management to ensure a consistent security architecture.
The move to zero trust will address ongoing trends including the need to secure the hybrid workforce, growing multi-cloud environments and the acceleration of digital transformation, the sophistication of cyberattacks and evasive techniques, and the velocity of attacks against the critical infrastructure sectors with the explosion of IoT devices and operational technologies.
While customers are on different parts of the journey, Oswal says, "Every customer I talk to wants to eventually get to a state where they have a zero trust and networks-degree architecture end to end."
To build defenses, he says, "I think you are going to see a majority of the customers adopt zero trust along with authentication, the identity of devices, and access and security on a continuous basis to ensure that they are having a consistent security architecture."
In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Oswal discusses:
- Key security trends to watch in 2023;
- Increasing the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to counter evasive techniques;
- A platform-centric approach to address vendor sprawl.
Oswal previously served as senior vice president of engineering for Cisco's intent-based networking group. He is highly experienced in building strong, diverse and motivated teams and holds more than 60 U.S. patents.