With more than two decades of industry experience, Dr. Chase Cunningham has been appointed Vice President of Security Market Research at G2. In this newly created role, Cunningham will build G2’s thought leadership in security and participate in direct engagement with customers and software vendors.

Creator of the Zero Trust eXtended framework and known as “Dr. Zero Trust” in the cybersecurity industry, Cunningham has more than two decades of experience in Cyber Forensic and Analytic Operations. He has held senior security and analyst roles at NSA, CIA, FBI and other government agencies, as well as with Accenture and Forrester. A retired U.S. Navy Chief, Cunningham most recently was Chief Strategy Officer at Ericom Software.

Cunningham has been interviewed by and quoted in more than 150 publications across a variety of media and often speaks at industry events, most recently the 2023 RSA Conference. He was recognized as Security Magazine's 2019 “Most Influential People in Security” and hosts the DrZeroTrust podcast.

Cunningham holds six patents and is an international best-selling author with a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from Colorado Technical University and a B.S. from American Military University focused on counter-terrorism operations in cyberspace.