PRACTITIONER TRACK | Oct. 11 • 11:00 am • Room 14–15

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Cyber Event Forecasting

Robert Rahmer, Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Join Robert Rahmer, IARPA Program Manager, as he discusses the challenges and advances in cyber event forecasting research through IARPA’s Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) program.

About Robert Rahmer

Robert Rahmer joined the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in 2014 as a Program Manager, where he specializes in discovering and developing novel proactive and predictive methods for securing computational environments. He is currently leading the Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) research program that focuses on developing automated methods with the goal of forecasting and detecting cyber-attack events, significantly earlier than existing methods, through the use of unconventional sensors. 

Before his assignment at IARPA, Mr. Rahmer served as a consultant, including to IARPA, providing technical expertise in cyber-security analysis, security engineering, and cyber intelligence analyst training to commercial, DoD, and IC customers. Prior to that, Mr. Rahmer lead a large technical team that focused on reverse engineering, incident response, tactical development, and threat intelligence analysis in support of computer network operations for multiple government customers. Mr. Rahmer holds an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in computer science from UMBC.