To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
Gregory Falco is a PhD Candidate (exp. 2018) in Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity at MIT and a research fellow with the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School. He uses AI planning, data science and qualitative methods to evaluate risk for Smart Cities’ industrial control systems used in urban critical infrastructure including electric grids, water networks and transportation systems. Greg also researches cyberterrorism negotiation and the role of local government in protecting our critical infrastructure.
Greg is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where he teaches classes on machine learning, big data and smart cities. He is also the co-founder and CTO of NeuroMesh, an IoT managed security and endpoint protection company. Previously, Greg has worked as a security researcher for NASA JPL on cutting edge AI-based risk assessment for mission critical IoT and was an executive at Accenture where he founded their Smart City division. He holds an M.S. from Columbia University and a B.S. from Cornell University.Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020, 2:47pm