Build Better Defenses
October 29–30, 2017: Training
October 30–November 1, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Effective security in zero-trust environments (sponsored by Duo Security)

Taylor McCaslin (Duo Security)
1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Location: Sutton Center

Who is this presentation for?

  • IT administrators, CIOs, CISOs, and those working in information security

What you'll learn

  • Explore Duo Beyond, the first commercial implementation of Google’s BeyondCorp security model
  • Learn how Duo worked with several customers such as Kayak and Tanium to design Beyond and make it accessible for everyone


It’s no secret that the network perimeter is blurry and expanding. Google sees little distinction between boardrooms and bars, cubicles and coffee shops; all are untrusted under its perimeter-less security model, BeyondCorp. This new model verifies the trust of the user and the device before granting access to critical applications, every single time. Google made this radical change after the major attack the company suffered in 2011 (Operation Aurora) in order to better manage today’s risks and business needs.

Taylor McCaslin offers an overview of Duo Beyond, the first commercial implementation of Google’s BeyondCorp security model, and explains how a company that doesn’t have the resources of a company like Google can achieve a similar security posture.

This session is sponsored by Duo Security.

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Taylor McCaslin

Duo Security

Taylor McCaslin is a mobile product manager at Duo Security. An Austin-based multidisciplinary technologist, for the past five years, Taylor has worked at enterprise-scale, hypergrowth technology companies such as WordPress Engine,, and Bazaarvoice. He holds a degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied business, theatre, computer science, and digital art and media. When not pushing pixels, coding, or speaking at conferences about technology, Taylor can be found geeking out with the latest Apple gadget or enjoying the expansive Austin art scene. He also enjoys volunteering with local human rights and LGBTQ organizations around central Texas.