Zscaler Podcast

Adopting Zero Trust Architecture in the Commonwealth of PA

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Hosted By: Zscaler & Carahsoft


State and local governments had to adapt quickly to the effects of the pandemic, as workers and residents alike were encouraged to shelter in their homes. This created major challenges for agencies' IT systems and technical support staff. Zero Trust has been widely adopted by agencies and organizations to secure their users, apps, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and workloads, regardless of which networks or cloud resources they're connecting to, where they're located, or how they're connecting.

During this podcast, Zscaler and CDI will provide information on how they can help you:
- Simplify administration, improve visibility, and ensure consistent security controls and compliance across your entire agency's network.
- Leverage our robust security capabilities to allow your agency to better protect sensitive data, networks, and systems from cyber threats.
- Reduce upfront costs and ongoing maintenance expenses by consolidating security functions into a unified solution.


Adam Ford



Adam Ford served as Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Illinois for the past five years. In this role, he had responsibility for cybersecurity for agencies, boards and commissions under the Governor. During his tenure the State of Illinois modernized and grew its security practice to protect systems and data that drive critical services to Illinois residents. Adam was named the 2023 NASCIO Thomas M. Jarrett State Cybersecurity Leadership Award winner in 2023 and received a 2023 StateScoop 50 State Leadership of the Year Award.
Dan Clarke

Account Manager


Dan empowers public sector customers to achieve cloud agility, intelligence, and scalability with the highest level of security. He leverages his 15+ years of professional design and consulting experience to deliver innovative and customized solutions that meet his customer's unique needs and challenges.
Peter Caperonis

Security Sales Specialist

CDI, an AHEAD Company

Peter is focused on helping customers get full value from their technology solutions to secure and automate their IT environments. His team works with organizations to gain visibility into the effectiveness of their security controls & optimize their security maturity journey. They deliver business outcomes to clients by customizing software-defined, multi-cloud, automated and managed solutions.
Rosemary Pron

SLED Associate Vice President

CDI, an AHEAD Company

As SLED Associate VP, Rosemary's goal is to create, build, and grow CDI's SLED Tower by providing best-in-class consulting, services, and engineering to their government and education customers.

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