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