Zero Trust Security Model Creator Joins Cerby as Advisor

Cerby, a security platform for unmanageable applications, announced that John Kindervag, one of the world’s foremost cybersecurity experts, has joined its advisory board. Kindervag is the creator of the zero-trust model that has revolutionized the cybersecurity industry.

In this role, Kindervag will help the company focus its efforts on some of the greatest dangers in the IT universe today – unmanageable applications. A $400 billion problem, these are applications that lack support for critical standards such as single sign-on, role-based access control and security APIs, which are required for companies to implement zero-trust principles.

Kindervag served for more than eight years as VP and principal analyst on the Security and Risk team at Forrester Research and earned industry-wide recognition for his development of the zero trust model. His work has appeared in numerous research papers and has been covered by outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC, and Fox News. He also served as field CTO at Palo Alto Networks, advising public and private sector organizations on ways to solve their toughest cybersecurity challenges.

He serves as senior VP of cybersecurity strategy at ON2IT and as Group Fellow of ON2IT Cybersecurity. Earlier, he served as a security consultant, penetration tester, and security architect. He has headlined many security conferences and events, including the RSA Conference, SXSW, ToorCon, ShmoCon, InfoSec Europe, and InfoSec World.

Learn more at