We are changing controls security
Cognoscenti Systems was founded to provide comprehensive network security for controls applications. Based on technology developed at Johns Hopkins APL, Cognoscenti Systems provides innovative new products to help secure these important systems. The enormous challenges that the cybersecurity field is facing, and the sometimes-limited success in keeping attackers out, was the inspiration to seek novel, robust, and comprehensive solutions to the problem. The threat to critical infrastructure and control systems is growing rapidly. The consequences of a successful attack are potentially devastating. The adversary appears to have the advantage for now, which makes finding effective solutions all the more urgent.
David W. Viel, Ph.D.
David has extensive experience in research and development of mission critical systems in a wide variety of fields including military control systems, space, modeling and simulation, computer languages, telecommunications, and distributed systems. He also has led a number of teams in the development mission critical systems. The previous eight years were spent on research and development of cybersecurity systems at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab where he invented novel technology for securing controls against network attack for military applications. He then spun off the technology into a startup to make it available to the commercial market. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the College of William and Mary.
Our Team Provides the Most Secure Communications for Your Controls
Knowledgeable in both controls and cybersecurity
- Effective cybersecurity for controls
- Extensive experience in controls
- Extensive knowledge of cybersecurity
- Novel, cutting edge technology
- Protects systems today, and in the future
- No special cybersecurity skill required
- Works in your environment
- We're passionate about cybersecurity!
Name and logo
Cybersecurity is a conspiracy of trust among the participants who are “in the know”. To conspire, literally means “to breath together”, and the cognoscenti are those who are “in the know”. Our logo shows two individuals, hiding their identities behind Italian Renaissance Carnevalle masks, having a private conversation, or conspiring together. They trust each other, because they are part of the cognoscenti. We hope to earn your trust, so you let us help protect your systems.