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“I and a small group have for a decade been doing private, unpublished (on purpose) research on how to practically put the computer’s access controls and permissions into each individual data file.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.
Date: Thursday, May 18th 5:30pm-9:00pm
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
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.