2020 Fed 100

Federal 100: Stephen R. Kovac


Name: Stephen R. Kovac
Title: Vice President of Global Government and Head of Corporate Compliance
Organization: Zscaler

Making security TIC. Kovac relentlessly works to remove roadblocks to federal cloud adoption by raising awareness and educating policymakers and IT leaders about opportunities for improvement. He is among the industry's most vocal advocates for reforming the Trusted Internet Connections program to take advantage of cloud technologies and enable secure connectivity. He proposed moving TIC from the perimeter to the cloud in the form of a FedRAMP-certified TIC-in-the-Cloud. He was also instrumental in developing a FedRAMP-authorized zero-trust cloud service to allow agencies to create fast, secure connections between users and applications regardless of device, location or network.

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