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Kevin Peterson, CISSP

Kevin Peterson is the founder and cybersecurity practice lead at ZecurityAscent. His background includes: 3.5 years at Zscaler as Director, Security & Network Transformation; 8 years at McKesson (Fortune 5), the last 2 as a business unit security officer / cloud application security lead across all business units (introduced Zscaler); and 7.5 years at Juniper Networks as Sr. Product Manager for the Pulse Secure SSL VPN. Adding to this is his own professional brand as an author, blogger, speaker, InfraGard board member, former police officer, pilot, and United States Air Force veteran.
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Recent Posts

ZPA Loves Microsoft SCCM

As major global companies continue to march toward Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), there are a few applications out there that, at least initially, seem to be incompatible with each other. One such pairing is with Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager ...
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Sharpening Up Web Meetings with Zscaler Internet Access

If you ever want to see me really swing into action, just even hint that users are having a less-than-optimal experience with their web meetings (Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WebEx, Kontiki, BlueJeans...). This is the moment where I pretty much drop ...
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Zscaler Cloud Firewall: Default Deny in 3 Easy Steps

Enhancing Cloud Firewall Security Every now and then I walk into a Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) customer environment where the default firewall rule is set to allow, rather than deny. Generally this is a holdover from the pre-sales proof-of concept (PoC). It's ...
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Vendor Assurance and Brand Monitoring

Brand Monitoring is Just Smart IT Imagine for a moment that you are sitting there just enjoying a rather unexceptional day in IT. There are no big fires to put out, no projects that are getting behind, and no one really complaining about anything. Life is  just ...
CyberSecurity Marketing Thought Leaders

Marketing & Cybersecurity Team Building

While marketing and IT have broadly stayed distant from each other, it's clear that cybersecurity now inspires that to change. Because, if the brand both are charged with defending has any chance to fend off a total cyber crisis, it will take boundless creativity ...
Marketing Thought Leaders

Data Breaches, Stock Prices, and Attitudes

Sitting down at a security conference the other day, someone asked me what cybersecurity brand / reputation creation is all about. After sharing the highlights with the table, who were all seemingly quite interested in the possibilities, there was one sales ...