John Kindervag is former Senior Vice President of ON2IT, personal friend of Lieuwe Jan Koning, the CTO of ON2IT and still an important part of the ON2IT family. He joined ON2IT in 2021, the year he was also named Cybersecurity Person of the Year by CISO Magazine.

Kindervag is regarded as one of the leading cybersecurity experts globally, being best known for creating the Zero Trust framework.

John’s expertise in security practice is very broad, having worked as a security consultant, penetration tester, and security architect. In 2021, he was also appointed as one of the main authors for the NSTAC Zero Trust report that was presented to the President of the United States.



In part II, John shares insights into both his experience working at Forrester and his contribution to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Draft on Zero Trust and Trusted Identity Management.  He also highlights an unexpected but important consequence to Zero Trust.
John Kindervag, founder of Zero Trust, was interviewed by VentureBeat to share his insights into how the adoption of Zero Trust is progressing across organizations and governments globally and what he sees as essential to its growth.
The world of cybersecurity continues to have a battlefield littered with sucking chest wounds that go untreated. We are too passive. Too afraid of action. Too intimidated to do the right thing for our organization. There are a ton of excuses for this…