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 and an Advisor to the Army Cyber 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. He was 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.