BlackRidge Technology CTO John Hayes to Speak at 3rd Saudi International Conference on Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Reno, NV – March 24, 2016 - BlackRidge Technology’s Founder and Chief Technical Officer, John Hayes, has been invited as a special guest speaker at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) 3rd International Conference on International Technology: Cybersecurity from March 29th to 30th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

"It is an honor to be included with the esteemed speakers from around the world participating in the KACST Information Technology conference on cybersecurity,” said John Hayes, founder and CTO of BlackRidge Technology. “I am looking forward to sharing our expertise in applying identity as a new security control to block network scanning and provide authenticated access to protected resources.”

Having over 25 years of experience in developing security, networking, storage, HPC and computer systems technologies, Mr. Hayes will be discussing Identity Networking and why identity should be applied to networks to meet today’s cyber security challenges. Additionally, he will give insight as to how BlackRidge Identity Networking as a new security element can positively impact other aspects of cyber security technologies, including analytics.

The conference features eleven global speakers who will cover topics such as the future of cyber security, the science of cyber security, the use and importance of true random number generators and new threat models for cryptography. Local staff and students from higher education institutions are encouraged to attend the conference as well as international professionals, experts and researchers of information technology.

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About BlackRidge Technology
BlackRidge Technology provides a new layer of identity-based network and cyber security that was developed for the military to cloak and protect servers and segment networks. BlackRidge Transport Access Control authenticates identity and applies policy on the First Packet of network sessions. This provides a new and additive level of real-time protection that blocks or redirects unauthorized and unidentified traffic to stop known and unknown cyber-attacks, protects against insider and third party threats, and provides identity attribution. BlackRidge Technology was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military grade and patented identity-based network security technology. For more information, visit