We had a chance to sit down with Frank Sauer, former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI for Software and Technology. Frank, the speaker for our May 18th Cybersecurity event, will lead the discussion about how the current cybersecurity paradigm is outdated. Current cybersecurity thinking uses a castle and moat strategy, giving access to selected users, and bases security on where the data is located, which enables breaches like Snowden and the CIA to be possible.
“I and a small group have for a decade been doing private, unpublished (on purpose) research on how to practically put the computer’s access controls and permissions into each individual data file. This approach bases security not on where the data is, but permits data to be anywhere and still have the same security controls and enforcement as if that data were on your own computer. This will be the first time we will publicly talk about this research, which will also show a proof of concept on the idea behind this research, in order to show this isn’t some “pie in the sky” theory.” Frank Sauer ~ MIT Alum, formally w/Apple Inc. and FBI
DATE: May 18th 5:30pm-8:30pm
- 5:30 – 6:15 Networking and registration
- 6:15 – 7:15 Frank Sauer +Q&A
- 7:30-8:15 Pannel Discussion+Q&A
- 8:30 Post event networking
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Free street parking after 6:00 (check all parking signs) and paid parking available in the building.
There is an entrance to the building from Clarendon Blvd.