Defense Sector

Cybersecurity: Defense Sector Summit

In Partnership with the State of Michigan’s MEDC!

March 13-14, 2018

Troy Marriott
200 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, Michigan

Industry/ Academia
Government/ Military

Platform cybersecurity… UNCENSORED!

NDIA Michigan has made the commitment to be a driving force to ensure that there is continued educational dialog between industry, government, and academia relative to “platform” cybersecurity. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the conversation.


2018 Confirmed Speakers
  • COL Paul “Tim” Brooks
    COL Paul “Tim” Brooks

    IO, USA

    Mission Assurance Division Chief, DAMO-CY

    Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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  • Colonel Eric P. DeLange

    Colonel Eric P. DeLange, Commander, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, U.S. Air Force

    COL DeLange leads over 2,100 professionals at seven different locations in conducting defensive cyberspace operations; developing, training, exercising and testing Information Operations tactics, techniques and procedures; analyzing and mitigating U.S. cyberspace vulnerabilities; integrating emerging Information Dominance capabilities in support of Air Force, Joint and Department of Defense warfighters; engineering, deploying and delivering survivable and resilient cyber infrastructure and integrating communications and computer systems designed to increase the combat effectiveness of Air Force and Department of Defense elements.

  • Dr. Ray Richards

    Dr. Ray Richards, DARPA, Program Manager for Cyber-Assured Systems Engineering (CASE) program and the High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) program.

    Dr. Raymond “Ray” Richards joined DARPA in January 2016. His research interests focus on high assurance software and systems.

  • Dr. John Launchbury

    Dr. John Launchbury, Chief Scientist, Galois, Inc

    Dr. Launchbury is a cybersecurity thought-leader within both industry and the U.S. military. “Cyber threats against our information systems have grown in sophistication and number, yet progress in the cyber security of best-of-breed systems has been significant over the last few years, giving us hope that we are no longer facing an impossible task.”

“Uncensored” Cyber Truth… TED-style talks from seasoned, professional hackers!
  • Craig Smith

    Craig Smith, Founder of Open Garages and author of "A Car Hackers Handbook."

    Smith is a well-respected ethical "white hat" hacker and security researcher having performed security work with the auto industry and published independent work for six years. He has worked in the security industry for over 15 years and currently runs his own independent security research company, Theia Labs.

  • Bryson Bort

    Bryson Bort, West Point Grad and Founder and CEO of GRIMM

    An engineering and consulting firm that researches, develops, and advises on the art of the possible in cybersecurity. Led by former military officers and industry experts, GRIMM provides tailored security assessments focusing on the most likely pathways weaknesses are discovered and exploited, demonstrating exposure to current and emerging techniques.

Be sure to check back for additional speaker announcements.


Unsensored Conversation Topics …Don’t miss out on the expert’s insights!
  • Cybersecurity: Is It in the CAN or Should We “Can” CAN Security?
  • Organizational Structure of Cybersecurity: The Balance in Distributed Support V. Organizational Muscle
  • Who’s on First? Providing Solutions When No One Identifies A Problem: The Truth About Technology Business Development
  • Business Development: Show Me the Money?

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