Summers & Company was founded in 2012 to help organizations with cyber strategy through organizational design and innovation. We are comprised of research and industry professionals with a multitude of skills. Our founder and CEO, Dr. Timothy C. Summers recognized that true cyber strategy combines expert understanding of technology, people, and information to effectively reflect the ever changing threat landscape. Our diverse client profile reflects our global nature. We are based in the Washington, DC area and have associates all over the globe.
Dr. Timothy Summers, President of Summers & Company, a cyber strategy and organizational design consulting firm, helps clients understand cyber security risks within their organizations. Dr. Summers is a member of the esteemed faculty and the Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Engagement within the iSchool (School of Information studies) at University of Maryland College Park.
At the age of eleven, Dr. Summers wrote his first computer program, and shortly thereafter he began hacking phone systems. In 2007, he designed systems and processes at the U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD), enabling the government, military and autonomous systems to withstand and recover quickly from adversarial interruptions. In 2009, Dr. Summers became an Executive Advisor and Cyber Strategist at Booz Allen Hamilton, a multinational strategic consulting firm. He was instrumental in increasing revenue through innovative and forward-thinking programs, resulting in over $3 Billion of business value for the firm. He designed and exploited complex systems, both technical and human.
Dr. Summers has been a consultant to Fortune 500 companies worldwide, such as Bank of America, Google, and Booz Allen Hamilton, and regularly speaks at prestigious academic institutions. In 2015, he received a PhD from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University where he was selected Innovation and Design Fellow, and his disciplinary focus was on How Hackers Think. He received an M.S. in Information Security Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, and completed his undergraduate studies at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC.
Today Dr. Summers lives in Odenton, MD, and is currently designing a Raspberry Pi supercomputer, enjoys kite surfing, playing chess, and spending time with family.