by John Gilroy

There was a time in American culture when "living on the edge" was a social construct. Perhaps a person was a test pilot or motorcycle racer.  In terms of federal information technology, we all live on the edge.

The edge referred to is, of course, the digital edge. The wall protecting federal data has long been breached and technologies like Zero Trust are being implemented to protect vital assets.

The term Secure Access Service Edge was coined by Gartner in 2019. It was a stodgy concept at the time and then COVID hit. The millions of remote sessions were causing technology leaders to evaluate the way they handled security.  Suddenly, the acronym SASE was born, along with its unique pronunciation: "Sassy."

During the interview, Dr. Tim Robinson from WWT gives a detailed description of SASE.  He is uniquely qualified to speak to the federal audience because he was a Marine and has worked his way up to a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  


Listen to the podcast here.
Find the transcript here.