Governance & Risk Management , Video , Zero Trust

Zero Trust: Incorporate Critical, Systems, Design Thinking

Brian Barnier and Prachee Kale on Rethinking Approach to Zero Trust Strategies
Brian Barnier, Prachee Kale, ThinkDesignCyber and CyberTheory Institute

Enterprises spend a lot of time on what zero trust is, but too little time on design thinking - and why cybersecurity solutions need that element baked in from the start. Brian Barnier and Prachee Kale of ThinkDesignCyber and CyberTheory Institute give an overview of their zero trust strategy.

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In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Barnier and Kale discuss:

  • What is missing from many zero trust discussions;
  • How enterprises should incorporate critical, systems and design thinking;
  • How this unique approach makes it easier for the enterprise to pursue zero trust.

Barnier is a co-founder of the CyberTheory Institute and the director of decision science and analytics at ValueBridge Advisors. He co-founded Think.Design.Cyber to pioneer critical, systems and design thinking in the cybersecurity discipline. Barnier is also a guest professor of decision science at the City University of New York. Previously, he taught operations and finance at the graduate level across several U.S. universities, and he has been a guest lecturer in Russia and Mexico and served on the faculty of the Wharton ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Barnier wrote "The Operational Handbook for Financial Companies" and has been a contributing author to other books on risk management. Prior to his work at ValueBridge Advisors, he led teams to nine U.S. patents in technology with AT&T, Nokia and IBM. In 2021, Barnier earned the coveted Joseph J. Wasserman Award presented by ISACA for outstanding achievement in information technology risk, governance and security.

Kale is the co-founder of Think.Design.Cyber, which pioneers critical, systems and design thinking in the cybersecurity discipline, and founding executive fellow of the CyberTheory Institute. In 2020, she co-authored the award-winning research article "Cybersecurity: The End Game" published in Taylor and Francis' EDPACs journal. Her multidisciplinary career is focused on bridging gaps between business ROI, technology and people, and she has successfully led cybersecurity initiatives and managed cybersecurity board reporting and budgets. Kale is an executive coach and D&I practitioner who uniquely helps her clients achieve high-value business outcomes and career success through diverse, high-performing teams, without sacrificing personal fulfillment. She also advises growth companies focused on human-centered, sustainable products and technology.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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