Frank Heidt, cyber defense professional, offers a sobering historic, economic and demographic overview of the growing threat to the U.S. from Chinese cyber invasions. Heidt mixes humor with intellect as he places the audience on “high alert” through stories of espionage and intrigue.

Frank Heidt is one of the world’s top computer security experts. He is a recognized expert in the fields of Information Assurance, Network Security, and Systems Penetration. He has worked for the Department of Defense and is an expert at information warfare. He has been a visiting lecturer at the United States Army War College, United States Navy War College and the Naval Post Graduate School Monterey on the subject of defensive information warfare and military computer systems security.

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