Suits and Spooks: Innovative Problem-Solving On National Security Issues

“What we are creating now is a monster whose influence is going to change history, provided there is any history left.” (John von Neumann)

 When John von Neumann said those words in 1952, he didn’t mean the Atomic bomb that he helped create as a scientist with the Manhattan Project. He was referring to his revolutionary work in high speed computing. Over sixty years later, the computer has revolutionized every aspect of our life – from currency to medicine to warfare. Our almost total reliance upon insecure software and hardware has made the world less safe, and has fundamentally changed the power equations between State and Non-State actors. 

Suits and Spooks 2017 will focus on identifying the world’s most valuable new technologies, who the threat actors are that are looking to acquire them, and what can be done to stop them.

Admission is $549 for industry, and $375 for full-time government, military, or academia employees. Visit SuitsandSpooks.com to register.

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Ryan Leirvik

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Led by former military officers and industry experts, GRIMM provides tailored cybersecurity research, development, testing, training, and consulting services in software and hardware, covering traditional enterprise computing, industrial controls, power/energy, automobiles, and embedded systems. Our practices build on operational experience in cyber mission support for national defense as well as business and service improvement. Our engineers and subject matter experts leverage their extensive knowledge based on real-world engagements that include operations, emerging technologies, and innovative capabilities.