David Heyman

Smart City Works

Cybersecurity Smackdown on IoT and Smart Infrastructure

Public and private entities across industries and geographies are besieged by talented, well-funded and efficient cyber-attackers who are accelerating at an unprecedented pace – with tactics and tools that seemingly change from day-to-day.  The attackers are not just after your data.  They want to disrupt, disconnect, confuse, humiliate, and even make political statements.

The rise of IoT and smart infrastructure brings tremendous promise of innovation, but also presents an even broader attack surface for hackers to exploit.  Is it a folly to believe that we can ever beat the bad guys?  Is there any hope that we might get ahead of them?  Join us for a discussion about the evolving nature of cyber risk and how the IoT/Infrastructure ecosystem can begin to manage it.

About David

Nationally recognized strategist, thought leader, and expert in national security, technology innovation, and international affairs. Senior executive in business and government, at the White House, US Department of Energy, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and in the private sector.

David Heyman co-founded and currently leads Smart City Works, a next-generation—and first of its kind—business accelerator, focused exclusively on urban infrastructure and improving the livability, operations, and resilience of cities.  He also serves in a number of leadership roles on both municipal, corporate, and international advisory boards.

With a unique background working at the intersection of technology, security, and public policy, and with broad experience across the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia, Heyman has been at the forefront of solving some of the toughest problems in society today. His work and commentary has been featured in the media by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, BBC, MSNBC, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and numerous other publications.