Bryson Bort

IANS Faculty

Bryson is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a cybersecurity consultancy, and Co-Founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. He is a Senior Fellow at the National Security Institute. As a U.S. Army Officer, he served as a Battle Captain and Brigade Engineering Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army as a Captain. In 2023, Bryson earned Innovator of the Year at the SANS Difference Makers Awards. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 50 in Cyber by Business Insider, Security Executive Finalist of the Year by SC Media, and a Tech Titan in Washington DC.
  • Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS)
  • Penetration Testing & Red Teaming
  • Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Security

Achievements & Contributions

  • Board Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute
  • Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council
  • Strategic Advisor, DHS/CISA
  • Top 50 in Cyber by Business Insider in 2020
  • Contributor to Forbes magazine
  • Presenter at information security conferences such as Black Hat, DEF CON, RSA, and ShmooCon
  • Former VP at ManTech, and information security technology and service company
  • Former Global IT Asset Manager for Smiths Group plc, a FTSE100 technology group

Certifications & Credentials

  • MBA, Business Administration and Management – University of Florida
  • MS, Telecommunications Management – University of Maryland
  • MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – University of Texas
  • BS, Computer Science – United States Military Academy at West Point
  • ITIL Master

Hobbies & Fun Facts

Bryson hosts a weekly cooking show with different guests, Unicorn Chef.