Protecting Ourselves from Cybertheft and Threats To Personal Privacy

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The MIT Enterprise Forum of DC is hosting an event on Self-defending Data this Thursday, May 18 at 5:30 PM – 9PM —the first public discussion on a practical alternative approach to cyber security, enabling Data to defend itself anywhere by putting security controls inside the data itself. It is at the Navy League Building at 2300 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, Virginia, two blocks west from Metro’s Courthouse Station (see http://mitefdc.org)

The event includes showing an operating Proof-of-Concept computer program of this approach’s core technology. It also has a Panel Discussion on Privacy and National Security including Dr. David Bray, current CIO of the FCC, and Thomas Bayer, former CIO of the SEC, and currently CIO of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.

Self-defending Data fundamentally disrupts the Hacker business model—gaining control of a computer’s CPU, and then illicitly accessing the computer’s unprotected data.  It nullifies all system processing vulnerabilities, rendering them unable to be exploited, and does so without having to close them individually through reprogramming computer programs, a present day strategy that does not scale

Frank Sauer is a former FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Software, and prior, an Apple and Xerox Executive. He, with a small group of colleagues privately conceived and validated this Self-defending Data idea over the past decade. Frank is publicly speaking about this now hoping of starting a more productive conversation for significantly improving Cyber Security. This is not a product, or investment pitch. 

SAIC’s Information Assurance Group helps NSA evaluate the security of products for Federal use. After receiving an extended  proprietary briefing on Self-defending Data, they wrote: 

The concept is valid. 

[I]t could be revolutionary, if implemented, 

in significantly altering future security architectures 

and improving overall levels of cyber security. 

Their technical staff is extremely competent.”

Date: May 18th 5:30pm-9:00pm 

Agenda:

5:30 – 6:15 Networking and registration
6:15 – 7:00 Frank Sauer +Q&A
Break
7:10-8:20 Second Speaker +Q&A (announcement soon)
8:30 Post event networking

Place:
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia
Courthouse Metro
Free street parking after 6:00 and paid parking available in the building.
There is an entrance to the building from Clarendon Blvd. 

Andrew J. Polcha ceo WORLDPIPE.tv

 

Meet Cyber Expert Frank Sauer this Thursday, May 18th!

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We had a chance to sit down with Frank Sauer, former Deputy Assistant Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Software and Technology. Frank, the speaker for our May 18th cyber security event, will share his experiences and discuss a new approach to cybersecurity.   

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.

Frank elaborated on a new approach to cybersecurity:

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.”

This new research on cybersecurity is combined with the goal of getting industry to work with government to manage system processing hacks (involved in approximately 80% of all data breaches).

If you are an entrepreneur looking for opportunities, the leader of an organization, or just interested in the latest approaches to solve this critical challenge, you don’t want to miss this event.

REGISTER HERE.

Date: Thursday, May 18th 5:30pm-9:00pm 

Agenda:

5:30 – 6:15 Networking and registration
6:15 – 6:50 Frank Sauer +Q&A
7:00-8:15 Expert Panel +Q&A
8:30 Post event networking

Place:
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia
Courthouse Metro

Free street parking after 6:00 (check signs carefully) and paid parking available in the building.
There is an entrance to the building from Clarendon Blvd.

REGISTER HERE

Calling All Security Enthusiasts And Geeks ~ Why Is This Cyber Event Different? | Come See May 18th…

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Andrew J. Polcha CEO at WORLDPIPE.tv
Andrew J. Polcha ceo WORLDPIPE.tv

 

About 4 months ago, I approached Frank Sauer (MIT Alumni) and asked, “I want to make a totally different type of Cyber security event. I want to start a discussion; a discussion tackling the issue of Cyber security in a way in which only MIT (MITEF) can tackle it…” ~AP

So, why is this cyber security event different?

Mr. Sauer, former FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Software, as well as a former executive at Apple before that, will be describing for the first time publicly a re-definition of the cyber problem. This is a discussion that “lights the trail” for others to a more practical, more effective defense. Technical “elders’ have been saying for years that cyber security will always have to play “catch-up”, that it is impossible to do anything else… Mr. Sauer will talk about a decade of research that shows that is not true and how we can change how we do cyber security and can disrupt most hackers’ fundamental approach.

Part 1

Frank Sauer ~ Exploring a New Paradigm In Cybersecurity

Frank and his team have been privately developing 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 Frank will publicly talk about this research. Frank’s presentation will be oriented for the beginner and curious as well as those advanced and everyone in between…

Part 2 Panel Discussion On Privacy

Part 3

After the expert panel discussion on national security policy, personal security, and privacy, everyone is invited to stay as Frank will show a non-proprietary “Proof-of-Concept” on the ideas behind this research. This is a technical “Show-n-Tell” and discussion about future potential iterations. Stay for a drink and join the discussion about real-world possibilities.

~ We had SAIC’s Information Assurance Group evaluate the concept (they do consulting on NSA’s EAL certifications), and their conclusion was: “Their concept is valid. Although not revolutionary in being uniquely conceived, it could be revolutionary, if implemented, in significantly altering future security architectures and improving overall levels of cyber security. Their technical staff is extremely competent.”

If you are an entrepreneur looking for opportunities, the leader of an organization, or just interested in how we as a society can solve this critical challenge, you don’t want to miss this event.

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Greetings Friends of the MIT Enterprise Forum,

On May 18, we will be Exploring A New Paradigm In Cyber Security, with a fantastic panel, featuring the region’s foremost cybersecurity experts.

We are also planning for our 2017/2018 programming schedule with topics such as Artificial Intelligence, The Internet of Things, Driverless Cars and many more high impact programs and events.

We’re searching for interested volunteers to help plan our schedule and let others in the DC community know about the great things that are happening with the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore.

If you are interested in learning, meeting interesting people, please email me at MITEFdc@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest, and making the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore a thought leader in the DC – Baltimore region.

Matthew Falls

President

MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore

302.500.1640

Exploring A New Paradigm In Cyber Security, presented by Frank Sauer.

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May 18th: Join us for the discussion… The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington, DC & Baltimore’s First Panel discussion of 2017, Exploring A New Paradigm In Cyber Security, presented by Frank Sauer.

About This Event

Part 1

Speaker: Frank Sauer ~ Exploring a New Paradigm In Cybersecurity

Frank and his team have been privately developing 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 Frank will publicly talk about this research. Frank’s presentation will be oriented for the beginner and curious as well as those advanced and everyone in between…

Part 2

Expert Panel: Hear from industry leaders discuss what “responsible cyber policy” is in regards to national cyber-security and “what responsible privacy means looking through the lens of responsible policy”…

Our expert panel will discuss the current direction of policy, adding perspectives such as:

How does public policy on national security vs. personal security affect and how is it affected by private sector solutions?
How does all the above affect personal privacy?

Panelists also include:
Rebekah Lewis | Executive in Residence and the Deputy Director of the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C.
Thomas Bayer | Chief Information Officer of Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Jenny Menna | Senior Vice President and Cybersecurity Partnership Executive at U.S. Bank

 

Part 3

After the expert panel discussion on national security policy, personal security, and privacy, everyone is invited to stay as Frank will show a non-proprietary “Proof-of-Concept” on the ideas behind this research. This is a technical “Show-n-Tell” and discussion about future potential iterations. Stay for a drink and join the discussion about real-world possibilities (only at www.mitefdc.org).

If you are an entrepreneur looking for opportunities, the leader of an organization, or just interested in how we as a society can solve this critical challenge, you don’t want to miss this event.

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

LOCATION:
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia
Courthouse Metro

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.

Our Speaker, Frank Sauer

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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

If you are an entrepreneur looking for opportunities, the leader of an organization, or just interested in how we as a society can solve this critical challenge, you don’t want to miss this event.

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

LOCATION:
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia
Courthouse Metro

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.

Rethinking Our Cybersecurity Paradigm

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Our spring cyber event is coming together. We are happy to announce that Frank Sauer, former Deputy Assistant Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Software and Technology, is a confirmed speaker. Frank will bring to the discussion that the  current paradigm is outdated and the general approach is based on decades-old thinking. 

Frank’s presentation will cover: 

  • Why are Data Breaches still occurring and getting worse?
  • How do you go about searching for a disruptive innovative solution that solves the problem and just doesn’t patch it and “kick the can down the road”? 

We plan to include experts to discuss the current direction of policy, adding perspectives such as:

  • How does public policy on national security vs. personal security affect and how is it affected by private sector solutions?
  • How does all the above affect personal privacy?   

This event will be an active discussion about the current landscape and the challenges institutions face in protecting themselves from Cyber attacks. If you are a leader of an organization, or are an entrepreneur who is developing solutions to enhance security, this is an event you will not want to miss!

Date: May 18th 5:30pm-9:00pm

Proposed Agenda:

5:30 – 6:15 Networking and registration
6:15 – 7:15 Frank Sauer +Q&A
Break
7:30-8:15 Second Speaker +Q&A (announcement soon)
8:30 Post event networking

Place:
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia
Courthouse Metro
Free street parking after 6:00 and paid parking available in the building.
There is an entrance to the building from Clarendon Blvd.

 

Andrew J. Polcha – CEO at WORLDPIPE.tv

Just Confirmed ~ Frank Sauer, Former Deputy Assistant Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) To Speak At Our Spring CYBER Event

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The MIT Enterprise Forum Washington DC Baltimore’s SPRING EVENT: CYBER-SECURITY

Despite all the money and effort(s) spent, the situation in regards to cyber attacks is getting worse- not better. I am happy to announce, Frank Sauer, former Deputy Assistant Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Software and Technology, is a confirmed speaker. Frank will bring to the discussion that the  current paradigm is outdated and the general approach is based on decades-old thinking. The current focus is solving the wrong problem with regards to cyber. We also take a look at the Information Age and how society is rapidly changing while institutions, set up for the industrial age, are reeling and collapsing, unable to handle technologies new paradigms.

ABOUT FRANK SAUER:

Frank Sauer’s background uniquely puts him in a position to take on these challenges. He has been an executive at three premier organizations arguably during their most influential periods: Xerox in the 1970’s, Apple in the 1980’s, and the FBI both before and after 9/11. He also holds both a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown and a masters from MIT.
While at the FBI, Sauer was the Deputy Assistant Director for Software and was also the first Program Executive for the FBI’s $600 million bureau-wide infrastructure upgrade of hardware, networking, and software as well as the Acting Unit Chief for the FBI’s nationwide DNA database effort, CODIS. Sauer is currently the founder and CEO of Outdo Inc, a Washington D.C.-based virtual think tank that is working on changing the entire paradigm of how we look at cyber security and computing.

We are currently shaping the event’s agenda, place (venue) and time (date). This event is planned on being an active discussion about the current landscape and the challenges institutions face in protecting themselves from Cyber attacks.

Stay tuned. I’ll post more here and on LinkedIn as soon as I can. This is an event you won’t want to miss.

Andrew

Andrew J. Polcha CEO at WORLDPIPE.TV

CYBER-SECURITY THIS SPRING

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Hi Folks,

We are rapidly moving into the Spring season and I am happy to announce that the MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington, DC and Baltimore is hard at work shaping our Spring program calendar. The next event looks like it will be focused on Cyber-security with a focus on innovation gaps and policy perhaps. I can’t share too many details as we are still building but we should be making a few announcements soon. Target dates are Mar 28-30 or Apr 4-6.

Thank you!

Andrew Polcha CEO at WORLDPIPE.TV

Andrew

Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead

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    Ira Koretsky  Chief Storyteller

Sign-up Here on Eventbrite: 

On January 31 at 6pm, The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore and Ira Koretsky are creating a special workshop on using storytelling to inspire your team, build customer relationships and communicate the value that your idea offers.

  • What if the right story inspired the right action from your team?
  • What if the right story landed you that top recruit?
  • What if the right story helped close that big opportunity?
  • What difference could that “right story” mean to you?

Through a lively and insightful program, Ira Koretsky will challenge you to “think deliberately” about how you communicate your stories.

Enjoy practical, hands-on exercises where you will learn how to turn your experiences into stories that inspire, mentor, and educate your various stakeholders with an easy-to-use framework taught around the world.

Preliminary Agenda
5:30-6:30 Networking and registration
6:30-8:00 Program
8:00-9:00 Audience Discussion and Q&A
9:00-9:30 Post-event networking

Location
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
8065 Leesburg Pike 2nd floor
Tysons Corner Va, 22182