Bryson Bort was a nonresident senior fellow at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative under the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) and is the chief executive officer and founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a cybersecurity consultancy. He is also the cofounder of ICS Village, a nonprofit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. He is a senior fellow for cybersecurity and national security at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and an advisor to the Army Cyber Institute. As a US Army officer, Bort served as a battle captain and brigade engineering officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army as a captain. He was recognized as one of fifty top leaders in cyber in 2020 by Business Insider.

Bryson received a bachelor of science in computer science with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He holds a master’s degree in telecommunications management from the University of Maryland, and a master’s in business administration from the University of Florida; he also completed graduate studies in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Texas.