On July 19th, Provar’s Richard Clark, Chief Product Officer, and Eleanor Dearing, Head of Partners and Alliances, hosted “The Ground Zero on Zero-Trust,” an interactive webinar, alongside Flosum’s Veroljub Mihajlovic and Susannah Plaisted, Lead Evangelist of Architect Solutions at Salesforce. The panelists discussed security and compliance and how a zero-trust approach to cybersecurity impacts you, your customers, and your Salesforce org.

It’s more crucial than ever to take control of your org’s health by putting a plan in place for security and compliance, and this webinar aimed to address this. It takes 6 months to make change and 9 months to procure – all the more reason to act today. In the webinar, the panelists showed attendees exactly where to start and assist federal agencies and state and local municipalities in taking healthy steps toward meeting the zero-trust compliance mandate.

What is Zero-Trust?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines zero-trust as an evolving set of cybersecurity paradigms that move defenses from static, network-based perimeters to focus on users, assets, and resources.

Susannah explained Salesforce’s approach to zero-trust and their best practices, covering how they help your organization stay protected. Some of these best practices covered device credentials, authentication, and authorization, maintaining a dynamic inventory of devices and authorizations, and establishing strong, approved connections for encryption.

Provar and Flosum

After exploring zero-trust, Veroljub helped attendees understand how the Flosum Platform and Flosum Trust Center help developers and admins do their jobs more securely, thanks to data management, data recovery, and cybersecurity posture.

In addition, Richard gave an overview of how Provar’s solutions can help maintain risk within your Salesforce org.

“When it comes to risk avoidance, we think not only about the solutions we’re going to test but also the tools we use.”

– Richard Clark, Provar

Provar Automation, in particular, has features to help keep your Salesforce org and its associated data secure.


The webinar concluded with an audience Q&A session, allowing attendees to ask questions about the zero-trust compliance mandate. 

One question dealt with common misunderstandings of Salesforce security. Susannah offered her thoughts:

“I think the common misunderstanding is that just because Salesforce protects the infrastructure and servers and makes sure that everything is up and running for you, that you don’t have to think about security.”

– Susannah Plaisted, Salesforce

Another question was on how zero-trust applies to the Salesforce ecosystem. The attendee wanted to know some critical considerations for implementing zero-trust principles across Salesforce environments.

Richard explained:

“If you’re affected by zero-trust or you have high governance needs or compliance needs, don’t wait. As part of that, you should be thinking about environments as well, such as who needs access to which sandboxes, which data needs to be masked, etc. You want to be thinking about the reusable and highly and easily maintainable solutions to zero-trust, and you don’t just want to be doing it once.”

– Richard Clark, Provar

The attendance for the webinar was exceptional, and we extend our gratitude to everyone who participated. If you missed the webinar, don’t worry – you can access the recording here. Stay tuned for future events, and join us to take your business to the next level!

Questions on the webinar or how Provar’s solutions can help you maintain the zero-trust mandate? Connect with one of our experts today!