Zero Trust Is Not a SKU – Saša Zdjelar – BSW #272

Zero Trust is the security buzzword of the moment, and while it is a very powerful approach, nearly every enterprise security product on the market – and some that aren’t even security products — are saying they enable Zero Trust. The problem is this: you can’t buy zero trust. It’s an approach, an architecture, and a journey, not software, hardware, or a service to deploy.

Zero Trust also provides a rare opportunity in security – to reduce cost, improve security AND enhance end-user and customer experience. Visit for all the latest episodes!

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Zero Trust Is Not a SKU


Saša Zdjelar

Saša Zdjelar – SVP, Security Assurance at Salesforce


Saša Zdjelar is the SVP of Security Assurance at Salesforce where he leads a global organization and is the executive sponsor for strategic corporate security initiatives such as Zero Trust. Prior to Salesforce, Saša spent nearly two decades working in the Energy sector in various security and non-security roles working on strategy, enterprise security & architecture, software engineering, ERP systems designs/integration, program and product management, planning & stewardship, etc.

He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, a Fellow at the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI), a member of the Black Hat CISO Summit Advisory Board and BlackHat Content Review board, an active member in organizations such as Infragard, ISACA and ISSA, has been published in various industry publications, and has spoken at a number of industry conferences and universities. Saša holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Master’s degree in Decision Science from the University of Florida.


Lee Neely

Lee Neely – Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman – VP, Product at Living Security


Product at Living Security, start-up advisor, and wizard of entrepreneurship.

Tyler Robinson

Tyler Robinson – Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element


As the Managing Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc, Tyler leads a team of high-performance security professionals within the offensive security field by simulating sophisticated adversaries and creating scalable offensive security platforms using the latest techniques as seen in the wild. With over 2 decades of experience, Tyler specializes in Red Teaming, APT threat modeling, blackbox network penetration testing, and Physical/Social-Engineering. Tyler has presented at multiple conferences including BSides, DefCon and Blackhat panels, SANS security events and to multiple branches of the military.


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