Bryson is the Founder and CEO of Grimm, an engineering and consulting firm that researches, develops and advises on the art of the possible in cybersecurity. The company has government and commercial components working in services and products with automotive, industrial control, SCADA and embedded systems; enterprise cybersecurity; red team/penetration testing; intrusion response; security consulting; vulnerability research; and training. He leads the development of cyber strategy, execution and emerging technologies; gives talks on cybersecurity; and works in the development of public cybersecurity policy.
Prior to Grimm, he was a Vice President at a defense contractor leading an elite cyber research and development division growing it from $15M to $50M in annual revenue. Before taking this operational line position, Mr. Bort was D/CTO where he developed the enterprise R&D program and cybersecurity strategy; prior to that, he was a Program Director supporting technology research and global infrastructure refresh for DoD and Intelligence Community customers.
As a US Army Officer, he led his platoon of 63 soldiers in support of Operation Bright Star in September 2001 to provide tactical communications. He served as a Battle Captain and the Brigade Engineering Officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom before leaving the Army at the rank of Captain.
He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He holds Master’s degrees in Telecommunications Management from Maryland and Business Administration from Florida and completed graduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Texas. He is a graduate of numerous U.S. Army professional education courses in tactical communications and information assurance. Bryson is a certified ITIL v2/v3 Expert, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Scrum Master and CISSP.