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e-Infrastructure: Using the 21st Century Data Network to Secure our Physical Infrastructure

President Coolidge once said:

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence…The slogan ‘PRESS ON’ has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the Human Race.”

We invite you to not only “PRESS ON” in the face of problems of the human race, but to also “PRESS ON” to new technologies, innovations, and ideas capable of solving the problems of the human race.

We are pleased to announce our first event: PRESS ON: e-Infrastructure: Using the 21st Century Data Network to Secure our Physical Infrastructure

Our esteemed Guest Speakers include Mike Simon of Critical Informatics’ and Frank Heidt of Leviathan. The discussion will be moderated by Heather Lewis of the city of Seattle’s Community Technology Advisory Board.


Mike Simon

Mike Simon

Speaker Association: Critical Informatics Speaker Website: Critical Informatics

With an education in computer science and 25 years’ experience designing and securing information systems, Mike Simon is a well-known and highly respected member of the Northwest’s information security community. Mike is faculty at the University of Washington Information School, a published author, an active collaborator in the PRISEM project and other regional initiatives, a subject matter expert in the energy and finance sectors, and integrated with law enforcement through contacts in the FBI, DHS, and Infragard. As Critical Informatics’ Chief Technology Officer, Mike leads development teams for the Critical Insight security monitoring platform and the associated Critical Insight Collector-sensor, directs our Big Data and Data Analytics program and helps to set company direction and strategy.

Frank Heidt

Frank Heidt

Speaker Association: Leviathan Security Speaker Website: Leviathan Security

Frank leads Leviathan’s executive management team as Chief Executive Officer. As the creator of Leviathan’s innovative business structure, Frank is responsible for designing Leviathan and bringing together security professionals with diverse backgrounds from premier consultancies, industries, and government agencies. Frank is a recognized expert in the fields of information assurance, network security, and systems penetration. Prior to forming Leviathan, Frank was a Managing Security Architect for @stake and headed up their Pacific Northwest practice. He also engaged in various computer security related work for the Department of Defense. In his capacity as one of the DOD’s civilian Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO), he was responsible for securing several large networks for the Department of the Navy. Frank has been a Visiting Lecturer at the United States Army War College, the United States Navy War College, and the Naval Post Graduate School on the subject of defensive information warfare and military computer systems security.

Heather Lewis

Speaker Website: Social Venture Partners

Heather will be moderating this event, as she has successfully done for MIT Enterprise Forum in the past. Heather has her hand in many programs, holding a position on UW Bothell’s Pacific Northwest Cybersecurity Business Leadership Council, the Thriving Communities Network, and the chair for the city of Seattle’s Community Technology Advisory Board. In short, if you need someone knowledgeable on policy, confidently leading the push for smarter infrastructure, look no further.

David Hobbs

David Hobbs

Speaker Association: Radware
Speaker Website: RadwareLinkedIn

David Hobbs is an MIT Alum who has been a stalwart evangelist in the Cyber Security world for a long time. David is the Evangelist lead for Radware in APAC. Radware is a global leader of application delivery and cyber security solutions for virtual, cloud and software defined data centers. In this position, David has a purview over the most-pressing cyber security issues facing our society.