2021 National Cyber Summit
The NCS planning committee has been faced with making difficult decisions as it pertains to the 2021 event. It is our ultimate goal to produce an in-person event. Therefore, we are excited to announce that the Summit will take place on September 28-30, 2021. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions and take necessary action if needed to transition to a hybrid or virtual format.
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Summit Speaker Captain John Zimmerman USN (ret)

Session Information

Unhackable: A Mathematical Framework for Cyber Resilience
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Will we ever eliminate all vulnerabilities? How much Depth do we need in "Defense in Depth?" Will we always be playing "whack-a-mole", in a frenzied panic to patch our software and catchup to cyber adversaries and their latest exploits? Can anything be done about zero-days and "unknown unknowns?"

Based on the Award winning work of renowned safety expert, MIT Professor Nancy Leveson, as well as New York Times Best Selling Author - Simon Sinek - "Start With Why", CAPT John Zimmerman, USN(ret) will provide a provocative presentation that suggests our current best practices may be failing us – and explore Cyber Resilience as the best way forward to develop unhackable industrial control systems that can protect our Nation's infrastructure without busting the bank.
South Hall - Ballroom 2
Captain John Zimmerman USN (ret) photo
Captain John Zimmerman USN (ret)
Cyber Strategist, VP for Corporate Operations
Subsystem Technologies Inc.
John Zimmerman is Cyber Strategist and VP for Corporate Operations for Subsystem Technologies Inc. A thought leader in innovation and cybersecurity, he advises organizations to achieve unparalleled results. John leads SUBSYSTEMs cybersecurity efforts and also provides executive leadership of KMS Solutions Inc., a SUBSYSTEMs subsidiary. Most recently he has been asked to lead a Red Team of the COLUMBIA Class Program Cybersecurity Strategy.
While serving in the military, John acquired extensive operational experience in submarines, naval reactors, combat systems and cybersecurity. His major assignments included: Commanding Officer of USS Jefferson City (SSN 759); Deputy Director of Intelligence for Commander, Pacific Fleet; Major Program Manager, Submarine Combat Systems (PMS 425), and Deputy Chief Information Officer for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). In 2015 John received the Secretary of the Navy, Innovative Leadership Award, Honorable Mention, as well as the NAVSEA Commander’s Award for Team Innovation. These awards recognized his leadership in delivering to the Submarine Force the greatest improvement in submarine combat system capability, in the shortest time, in its history. John is a graduate of United States Naval Academy and earned his Master’s Degree from the US Naval War College. He is a MIT Seminar XXI Fellow, Class of 2013.