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SSCC Online Workshop on Zero Trust

“Zero Trust” is a buzzword that has been circulating in the cyber community for the last few years. It is often mentioned in connection with scenarios where IT systems cannot be fully controlled by the responsible authorities. Examples include enterprise architectures that involve cloud services managed by external providers, internal networks that must deal with externally managed devices (e.g., “Bring-​Your-Own-Device”), applications or networks that must deal with remote users who connect through untrusted networks. The implementation of “Zero Trust” is not straightforward and the recommendations typically introduce other tenets such as, “continuous verification”, “limitation of the blast-​radius”, or “least privilege”.

The goal of this workshop is to shed light on different aspects of “Zero Trust”. Our speakers cover a wide range of expertise and present their views on and experience with “Zero Trust”. As it has been the case in previous workshops, we hope that the format allows for interesting interactions with the audience.

The workshop is co-​organized by the Swiss Support Center for Cybersecurity (SSCC) and the SWITCH Foundation (SWITCH), in collaboration with the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT) at EPFL and the Zurich Information Security Center (ZISC) at ETHZ.

Monday, March 20th, 2023, from 14:00 until 16:00 (CET)

Zoom (ID will be sent by e-mail after registration)

Free, open to the public. Register here.

  • Short Introduction, Patrick Schaller (SSCC/ETHZ)

  • “Zero Trust – a necessity in today’s world?”, Roger Halbheer (Microsoft)

  • “Zero Trust in Zero Trust?”, Virgil Gligor (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • “Siemens, our way to Zero Trust to reduce major cybersecurity risks”, Peter

    Stoll (Siemens)

  • Closing remarks, Roger Wirth (SwissGrid)



Imad Aad (SSCC/EPFL), Frank Herberg (SWITCH), and Patrick Schaller (SSCC/ETHZ)


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