What Zero Trust Really Means in Complex OT Environments and How it Ensures Reliable Protection from Intrusion

Over the past few years, “zero trust” has become a commonly used phrase for security professionals. While we may understand that a zero-trust framework or architecture should be implemented as part of network or cybersecurity measures, what does this practically mean for operational technology? What does zero trust actually entail, and how does it keep critical assets safe?

In this webinar, Peter Gregel, Chief Architect for XONA and a veteran in IT security operations with extensive experience deploying mission-critical systems for the U.S. government and critical infrastructure, will answer these questions while discussing:

  • A clear and simple analogy that makes zero trust easy to understand
  • Features like multi-factor authentication and their role in zero trust
  • How and why to keep a close eye on your attack surface
  • Why complexity does not make you more secure and, in fact, introduces more risk
  • Tips to validate your network scanning and protection efforts
  • The role certifications like NERC CIP play in zero trust



Peter Gregel
Chief Architect, XONA 

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and currently living in Frederick, Maryland, Peter is a veteran IT security operations and architecture expert with more than 20 years of experience. Peter has led projects at some of the largest security and hardware vendors, specializing in U.S. government intelligence operations. He has served in the United States Navy and at the National Security Agency and has extensive experience deploying mission critical systems for the U.S. government and critical infrastructure.