What started as a simple blog post from Google has rapidly ballooned into an industry movement. Major vendors have implemented the Continuous Access Evaluation Protocol / Profile (CAEP) and analysts, practitioners and decision makers agree that it is critical to the future of zero-trust. This keynote, by the inventor of CAEP, goes into the pain points that led to the development of CAEP, the process to recast it as a part of the Shared Signals working group in the OpenID Foundation and the trends that make it an indispensable component of any zero-trust architecture. CAEP’s non-prescriptive nature makes it easy for anyone to implement their own policies and the Shared Signals Framework makes communicating changes efficient and nearly instantaneous. A future powered by Shared Signals and CAEP enables enterprises and vendors to break information silos to create a highly secure outcome.