Brian DeMuth

PARTNER
Since I was young, I’ve been taking things apart and figuring out how they work. At 5 years old, I was taking apart my parents’ vacuum cleaner and putting it back together. At 14 years old, I was taking an engine out of a vehicle and rebuilding it. This was just the beginning. Once I started to understand how ‘things’ worked, I moved onto figuring out how people work.
“Since I was young, I’ve been taking things apart and figuring out how they work. At 5 years old, I was taking apart my parents’ vacuum cleaner and putting it back together. At 14 years old, I was taking an engine out of a vehicle and rebuilding it. This was just the beginning. Once I started to understand how ‘things’ worked, I moved onto figuring out how people work.”

Founder, advisor, executive and hacker with 22 years of experience in developing and implementing advanced cyber technologies and 20 years in government contracting. As Partner of Riphean Investments, Brian guides the development and implementation of business strategies that align with Riphean’s partners’ vision and objectives.

Brian is also the Co-founder of Cyber Bytes Foundation (CBF), a non-profit dedicated to developing a unique cyber ecosystem of educational and outreach programs for individuals and small business that enhance the cyber workforce. The American Cyber League (ACL), a CBF consortium of likeminded companies and individuals was created to bring community resources together to assist in the outreach mission and to participate in advanced research addressing the most challenging customer problem-sets. Currently, ACL membership has grown to over 1,000 organizations and participants from around the world and continues to grow every week.

As a nationally recognized technical and business thought leader, Brian regularly presents at industry conferences and has previously spoken at Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit, Hack the Capitol, Mobile World Congress and Automated Driving Systems Conference and Expo 2018. In 2020, he was recognized by DCA Live as a Rising Star of GovCon and is now currently overseeing the operational startup of the American Cyber League consortium.

I understand what it means to be business insane. To push the envelope and exceed beyond what is said to be possible. To constantly be looking for and moving toward the next big thing. To enjoy challenges and pivot when needed for success. I understand the business insane because I’m one of them. And now I’m able to help. Whether it’s breaking through to the next level or attaining a more valuable position, I can use the business growth my career has experienced and help others achieve the same.
“I understand what it means to be business insane. To push the envelope and exceed beyond what is said to be possible. To constantly be looking for and moving toward the next big thing. To enjoy challenges and pivot when needed for success. I understand the business insane because I’m one of them. And now I’m able to help. Whether it’s breaking through to the next level or attaining a more valuable position, I can use the business growth my career has experienced and help others achieve the same.”

Prior to joining Joel to launch Riphean Investments, Brian spent four years as the CEO of GRIMM, an engineering and consulting firm focused on cybersecurity. He previously led an advanced cyber services organization and provided solutions to the federal government, intelligence community and commercial organizations.

With 15 years of developing and implementing DoD and military department cyber range programs and training modules and programs for cyber warriors, Brian has extensive insight into the entire cyber workforce. He also led the highly technical SIGINT system integration as well as created and carried out corporate information security strategies for large corporate CISOs. Brian’s previously served on the advisory board for NVCC Cyber Workforce and several universities cyber curriculum advisory boards.

Additionally, Brian has 20 years of professional experience in national and international classified system network architecture design and implementation, cyber policy development and implementation, HUMINT and SIGINT systems design and integration, Counterintelligence and additional efforts that tie directly to national security and defense of the U.S. government’s systems and networks.

I’ve had interesting and eclectic experiences. I’ve worked for Silicon Valley startups and defense contracting startups; I’ve worked on classified cyber projects and projects related to human intelligence. These experiences work together to give me a unique view within the industries we are supporting.
“I’ve had interesting and eclectic experiences. I’ve worked for Silicon Valley startups and defense contracting startups; I’ve worked on classified cyber projects and projects related to human intelligence. These experiences work together to give me a unique view within the industries we are supporting.”

Brian also has considerable experience with the management, installation and maintenance of expansive enterprise networks and wide area networks, including classified and sensitive architectures. In addition, he has extensive systems engineering experience with Windows 9x through Windows 7, Windows Server, Unix and Unix variants such as Solaris, Linux and BSD and in troubleshooting internetworking devices with formal training in IP addressing, subnetting and network topologies as well as network auditing and exploitation.

OVERVIEW
  • 22 years in Cyber Technologies

  • 20 years in GovCon
  • Entrepreneur & Founder

  • Investor

  • Community Leader & Advisor

  • Public Speaker
  • Hacker

  • Cyber Advocate & Technologist

  • Workforce Development Advocate

  • B.S. Information Systems Internetworking, Strayer University
  • A.A.S. IST Network Engineering, Northern VA Community College
  • A.A.S. IST Network Administration, Northern VA Community College
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Cybersecurity
  • Offensive Cyber Operations

  • GovCon

  • Information Technology
  • Military Intelligence Support

  • Automotive – Large Car Manufacturers/Extensive Supply Chain
  • Maritime – Extensive Supply Chain
  • Financial Services

  • Defense
  • Intelligence

  • Aerospace – Commercial & Military

  • Electronics Manufacturers