The Future of Cybersecurity is Civilian
Presented by Ms. Merritt Baer, DHS
Thursday, November 17, 2016
5:30 PM – Networking and Dinner
6:15 PM – MACH37 Presentations
6:45 – 8:00 PM – ISSA NOVA Announcements & Program
Merritt directs Cyber Strategy at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications. She is a cybersecurity expert with experience in all three branches of government, and has also worked with early-stage technology companies to provide business, law, and technology strategy.
Merritt speaks regularly on emerging areas including the future of the Internet, current cybersecurity issues (cloud, mobile, Internet of things and industrial control systems), corporate interactions with government cyber, women in tech, entrepreneurism and innovation. Her insights on business strategy and tech have been published in Forbes, The Baltimore Sun, Talking Points Memo and ThinkProgress. Her academic work has been published by journals of Georgetown, Santa Clara, and the University of Virginia.
Merritt is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. She is admitted to
the Bars of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court. Based in Washington, DC, she is a Fellow at the EastWest Institute, an Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Maryland, and an amateur boxer.
For registration problems or further information contact Saravanan Ramachari at:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
ISSA–NOVA Senior Officers: Steve Battista, Randy Sabett
ISSA–NOVA VPs: Karen Frederick, Rhonda Farrell, Cathy Hogendobler, Alfred Ouyang, Saravanan Ramachari, Rick Smith, Ana Valentin, John W. von Ruden
ISSA–NOVA Directors: Houda Abdelghani, Constantinos Doskas, David Jackson, Girish Mukhi, Lauren Rousseau, Raymond Stamps
Strategic Partnerships: Rhonda Farrell
Sponsored By: The ISSA Northern Virginia (ISSA-NOVA) Chapter of ISSA International
Marketing Sponsors: American Society for Quality (ASQ) Section 509, IEEE Computer Society – Washington, DC & Northern Virginia Chapters, IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) – NoVA, ISSA Intl Women In Security Special Interest Group (WIS SIG)