You are cordially invited to a one-day seminar on the topic of

Cyber Statecraft and Counterintelligence Cyber Technology

including presentations on
Cyber Intelligence and Statecraft
with Sana Saleh, Director with the Department of Homeland Security

Counterintelligence Cyber Technology
with Ray Koch, senior IT leader with 15 years of experience

Monday, January 27, 2020
7:30 AM-5:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Cost: $1,000 per person
20% discount when you register for all five seminars.
Please contact Dean Lane at for this discount code.


Cyber Intelligence and Statecraft

Crisis at the speed of Code: This seminar examines the most salient national security crises and dilemmas intersecting with the grey areas of cybersecurity. It will consider the nexus to private sector engagement and the need for refinement of current policies, laws, and norms to better reflect creative activities of state and non-state actors in the cyber domain, particularly concerning espionage, the commission of financial crime, and the role of non-state actors, surrogates, or cyber mercenaries.

Sana SalehInstructor: Sana Saleh

Ms. Saleh is currently lending her national security, cyber policy, strategic development, legal, and management consulting expertise to the Department of Homeland Security as a Director. Previously, she was Special Advisor to four-star Pentagon leadership within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and prior to that, Office of the Secretary of the Army. She is a public policy influencer who has worked with and been invited to speak at Beltway think tanks, private sector roundtables, NATO, and Oxford University.

Counterintelligence Cyber Technology

This seminar initially introduces the main principles of cryptography to build a solid foundation.  The seminar will cover some of the major technical pillars that rest on this foundation, including financial technology, Big Data, Machine Learning. The seminar will later dive deeply into digital currencies and digital ledgers, computer viruses, Malware, and automation. The seminar will tie all this knowledge into a heuristic overview of the cyber intelligence industry, its major public and private players, and how they collaboratively work together to form defensive and, in some cases, offensive capabilities.

Ray KochInstructor: Ray Koch

Ray Koch is an analytical, visionary, and articulate senior IT leader with 15 years of experience, including 7 years in management delivering cutting edge solutions. Ray produces high metric results using Agile methodologies and consistently meets project deadlines. He manages high-performing and resilient cloud applications by employing sound cloud architectural design patterns and implementing effective cybersecurity policies. Ray has been in commercial firms and large consulting organizations.

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