How To Achieve Zero Trust: A Reference Architecture

How To Achieve Zero Trust: A Reference Architecture

Join us How To Achieve Zero Trust: A Reference Architecture — A Panel Discussion with Zscaler, Okta, and CrowdStrike. This webinar will be held on March 30 at 1pm ET and is brought to you by Carahsoft.

 The term “Zero Trust” and what is needed to attain it, is everywhere. “Trust nothing. Verify everything.” “All users must be authorized.” “Workload identity and device attestation are required throughout the network.” The Federal Government has weighed in on zero-trust through an Executive Order and memorandum that sets forth a “Federal zero trust architecture (ZTA) strategy, requiring agencies to meet specific cybersecurity standards and objectives…to reinforce the Government’s defenses against increasingly sophisticated and persistent threat campaigns. Those campaigns target Federal technology infrastructure, threatening public safety and privacy, damaging the American economy, and weakening trust in Government.”* State and local governments are following suit, and CIOs are seeing it as a "top priority" as outlined in a recent article in StateTech Magazine.** 

But the question remains—How?

Join us on March 30 at 1pm ET for How to Achieve Zero Trust: A Reference Architecture. A panel discussion comprised of subject matter experts from Zscaler, Okta, and CrowdStrike. Brought to you by Carahsoft, this webinar will feature a lively discussion moderated by an industry analyst, where we’ll explore the critical questions surrounding zero trust, including:

  • How do you securely connect users, applications, and devices over any network?
  • How do you identify and authenticate employees, contractors, and partners in every part of the lifecycle from governance to access to privileged controls?
  • How do you secure endpoints, cloud workloads, identity, and data from cyberattacks and breaches before they happen?
  • How does a zero trust architecture built on AWS benefit you?

Register now for this insightful webinar where you’ll learn about actionable strategies for enabling and strengthening zero trust in your organization. 

Our Expert Panel:


  Mike Matchett is Principal Analyst & CEO with Small World Big Data. For the past 6 years, Mike has led Small World Big Data as an independent industry analyst. Prior to that Mike worked as an industry analyst for Taneja Group and TechTarget. Mike covers hyperconverged architectures, virtual compute and desktop technologies, AI/ML, and NoSQL databases. Mike holds a BSEE from MIT and served as a Chief Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force. Learn more at: Twitter: @smworldbigdata


Jose M. Padin is Chief Transformation Officer & Sr. Director of Sales Engineering, Public Sector, Zscaler. Jose engages with government customers at a strategic level to identify solutions to their top IT challenges, including security and compliance, digital transformation, and cloud migration. Jose combines 20 years of IT leadership with more than 15 years of experience in the public sector, including advising the Department of Defense, federal civilian agencies, federal system Integrators and state and local governments. Jose joined Zscaler in 2020. Prior to Zscaler, he spent 14-years with Citrix, in various  leadership positions. Earlier in his career, he gained hands-on experience in IT as a manager and engineer. Jose earned a BSc degree in MIS from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is based in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Larry Kovalsky


Larry Kovlasky is Sales Engineering Lead with Crowdstrike. Over his 20 plus year career, Larry has held leadership, engineering, and project management roles designing and implementing US government solutions across Civilian, DoD and DIB sectors. Programs of record include Host Based Security System (HBSS/ESS), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), FirstNet and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM). In his current role leading CrowdStrike Federal engineering, Larry continues a tradition of partnering with Federal agencies to adopt new capabilities, reduce friction, and enhance operational efficiency. Larry holds a BS degree from Syracuse University and resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife and 3 children.

Sean Frazier   Sean Frazier is Federal CSO at Okta. In his role, Sean acts as the voice of the CSO for Okta's federal business. Prior to joining Okta, Sean spent more than 25 years working in technology and public sector security for companies such as Duo Security, Netscape, LoudCloud/Opsware, Proofpoint, Cisco & MobileIron. Sean has helped lead numerous projects used by the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, including the Fortezza Crypto Card, Defense Messaging System (DMS) and many others. He also has extensive experience in identity and public key infrastructure (PKI), network, applications, mobile and IoT. Sean has testified in front of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on the importance of public/private partnership in protecting the nation’s digital infrastructure. Sean also advises public/private partnership working groups including ACT-IAC, ATARC and many others.

*Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles, Executive Order 14028, White
**State CIOs Focus on Cybersecurity and Identify Management in 2023, StateTech, February 21, 2023.