John Kindervag

@ Field CTO - Palo Alto Networks

John Kindervag is Field CTO at Palo Alto Networks. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, John was Vice President and Principal Analyst with Forrester Research, Inc. With more than 25 years of high tech experience, he is best known for creating the highly influential “Zero Trust” model of information security. He advised both public and private sector organizations with the design and building of Zero Trust Networks. He holds, or has held, numerous industry certifications, including QSA, CISSP, CEH, and CCNA. John has a practitioner background, having served as a security consultant, penetration tester, and security architect before joining Forrester. He has particular expertise in the areas of secure network design, wireless security, and voice-over-IP hacking. He has been interviewed and published in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times. He has also appeared on television networks such as CNBC, Fox News, PBS, and Bloomberg discussion information security topics. John has spoken at many security conferences and events, including RSA, SXSW, ToorCon, ShmoCon, InfoSec Europe, and InfoSec World. John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Iowa.