Praescient Analytics is headquartered in Alexandria, VA – a convenient location for interfacing with the policy makers and thought leaders in the Washington D.C. Metro area. We’ve capitalized on our proximity to the movers and shakers of the region with a speaker series known as The Knowlton Project; a recurring event aimed at bringing together the best minds to tackle tough national security challenges. Next week, we’ll be kicking off the third iteration of the Project with an event focused on threats to our nation’s cyber security.
We held the first Knowlton Project session centered another highly relevant topic: Emerging Threats in Iran. The evening featured a robust discussion session from an accomplished panel led by foreign policy experts Dr. Frederick W. Kagan, Director of the American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Project, and Dr. Colin Kahl, Associate Professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. After an in-depth question and answer session, the audience walked away with a thorough understanding of the complex security picture of Iran and U.S. policy.
Assessing Tools and Strategies for Countering Threat Finance was the theme of the next session of the Knowlton Project. We were proud to present two of the most highly regarded subject matter experts that evening: Dr. David Asher, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and Celina B. Realuyo, an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies. Our panel conducted a lively discussion that enumerated the technology and tactics which both government and private industry should use to combat illicit financial networks.
With all the media attention given to the recent rash of hacking scares, there is no better time to present a cyber security focused Knowlton Project. Our panelists for the evening will include Mark Young, Executive Director of Plans and Policy at U.S. Cyber Command, and Bob Stasio, Praescient’s own Director of Cyber Analytics. The pair will be presenting a sophisticated technical demonstration of the current nature of online attacks. Check back with the blog for an update after the event has wrapped!