2016 February – Cyber Security

Cyber Security
How are we adapting, and what are the opportunities for Northern Virginia?

The development of cyber security technologies and solutions is becoming ever more important in our interconnected world. Northern Virginia has a highly sophisticated IT industry, and research and development funding and well-devised regulations are needed to best respond to the highly dynamic nature of cyber security threats.

Join us on February 22 to hear two key figures in both the private and public sectors discuss the rapidly growing cyber security industry, how industry leaders are partnering with the federal government to address cyber-attacks, and the implications of these growing cyber security partnerships for Northern Virginia’s economy.


Anup Ghosh PhD, Founder and CEO, Invincea

Michael Mansour, Legislative Director
Office of Congresswoman Barbara Comstock


 Amphora Restaurant 
377 Maple Avenue, West  Vienna, VA 22180
Dinner Cost:  Members – $39  Non-Members – $49
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RSVP by Saturday, February 20
Date: Monday, February 22, 2016
Networking: 7:00 – 7:30 PM 
Dinner:  7:30 – 8:00 PM 
Program:  8:00 – 9:00 PM

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Anup Ghosh
PhD, Founder and CEO, Invincea
Anup Ghosh, Ph.D., is Founder and CEO at Invincea, a leading cyber security firm. Prior to founding Invincea, he was a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he created and managed an extensive portfolio of cyber security programs.

He has previously held roles as Chief Scientist in the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University and as Vice President of Research at Cigital, Inc. Anup has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in cyber security journals. He is a frequent on-air contributor to CNN, CNBC, NPR and Bloomberg TV. A number of major media outlets carry his commentaries on cyber security issues including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Associated Press, FoxNews and USA Today. Ghosh has served on the Naval Studies Board and the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, informing the future of American cyber-defenses.

Michael Mansor
Legislative Director, Office of Congresswoman Barbara Comstock
Michael Mansour serves as Legislative Director to Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10).  Mansour has served on Capitol Hill for 6 years under multiple members of Congress.  In addition to managing Rep. Comstock’s legislative team, Mansour advises Rep. Comstock on policy, legislation, communications, strategy, parliamentary procedure, and politics.

Rep. Comstock’s committee assignments include serving as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; the Science, Space, and Technology Committee (SST); and the Committee on House Administration.  But it is one of her assignments that is particularly relevant to our discussion tonight: She serves as Chairwoman of the SST Subcommittee on Research and Technology, which allows her to better understand and explore the complexities of the cyber security realm and advocate for critical resources needed for research and development efforts.

Fairfax Committee of 100 | P.O. Box 4152 | Merrifield | VA | 22116


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