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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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JC Herz

Ion Channel
COO
Washington D.C. Metro Area
J.C. Herz is cofounder of Ion Channel, a data and delivery platform for software supply chain intelligence and Secure DevOps. In 2006, she founded Batchtags, a startup that pioneered novel visual interfaces for large, highly interconnected networks. Batchtags was acquired by a defense firm in 2012.

Publications: J.C.’s four books have been translated into seven languages. As a New York Times columnist, J.C. published 100 essays on the grammar and syntax of game design. She has also written for Rolling Stone, Wired, and GQ.