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Cybersecurity in the United States and around the world is staring down a future of unknowns. Cybersecurity for a New America 2017 will ask: “What’s next?”
On March 20, 2017, New America will convene leaders from industry, government, academia, and policy to consider those unknowns, and to look at both long-term trends and more immediate prospects for the next administration and the 115th Congress.
We will also showcase New America's efforts to help build more effective cybersecurity capacity—human, technical, organizational, and institutional.
Minister of Foreign Affairs (2015-2016), Republic of Estonia and Chair, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
Marina Kaljurand served as Estonian Foreign Minister from 2015 July – 2016 October.
She began her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991 and had since held several leadership positions, including Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs (Legal Adviser), Undersecretary for Trade and Development Cooperation, Undersecretary for Political Affairs. She has also been appointed as Ambassador of Estonia to several countries, including the State of Israel, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Canada and the United States of America. She has played an important role as expert and negotiator in the process of Russian troop withdrawal and in negotiations on land and maritime boundaries agreements between Estonia and the Russian Federation, as well as in the accession negotiations of Estonia to the European Union and to the OECD.
Marina Kaljurand has been appointed twice to serve as the Estonian National Expert at the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security, in 2014-2015 and currently.
Marina Kaljurand graduated with cum laude from Tartu University (M.A. in Law), she also has a professional diploma from the Estonian School of Diplomacy and a M.A. degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Additionally, she has undergone professional training at the Universities of Lapland, Pittsburgh and Durham and at the Civil Service College in London.
She is a founding member of the Estonian branch of the International Law Association and of WIIS-EST (Estonian branch of Women in International Security). Marina Kaljurand has represented Estonia in the Nordic-Baltic Task Force on Fight against Trafficking in Women and at the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women reporting. She has spoken at several high-level events on Women and use of ICTs.
She has been awarded the Order of White Star, III class, and the Order of the National Coat of Arms, III class, by the President of Estonia.
Marina Kaljurand was born in Tallinn, Estonia. She is married to Kalle Kaljurand and they have two grownup children: daughter Kaisa and son Kristjan. She is fluent in Estonian, English and Russian.
Governor of Virginia
Terry McAuliffe is the 72nd Governor of Virginia. Governor McAuliffe’s top priority is building a new Virginia economy. He has conducted 23 trade missions, including two to China, personally delivering Virginia’s calling card to business leaders around the globe. As a result, he is bringing thousands of jobs and more than $14 billion in capital investment to communities across the Commonwealth, which is more than any previous governor in the first 36 months in office.
To ensure that Virginia remains competitive, the Governor is implementing major economic development initiatives designed to strengthen the Commonwealth’s pro-business climate, ensure efficient investment in world-class infrastructure and develop a 21st century workforce capable of meeting the needs of emerging businesses and industries.
Governor McAuliffe has won bipartisan support for historic investments in public education. He also successfully secured passage of a law establishing a pay-for-performance workforce training program, the first of its kind in the nation.
Virginia is home to nearly 800,000 veterans, and the Governor is committed to fighting for those who have served their country. He expanded the Virginia Values Veterans initiative, which encourages employers to recruit, hire, train and retrain veterans. He also worked to facilitate partnerships that increase Virginia veterans’ access to health care. And he led Virginia to become the first state in the nation to functionally end veteran homelessness.
Governor McAuliffe is making unprecedented progress on the restoration of civil rights to rehabilitated felons who have completed their sentences and paid their debt to society. To date, he has restored the rights of more than 150,000 Virginians.
He serves as Chairman of the National Governors Association, using that leadership position to assist states as they strengthen their cybersecurity policies and infrastructure. He also is appointed by the President to NGA’s Council of Governors to provide advice on national security matters.
Governor McAuliffe attended Catholic University and Georgetown Law School. He and his wife Dorothy were married in 1988 and have five children.
U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Rhode Island
Congressman Jim Langevin is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the Ranking Member of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, and of the House Committee on Homeland Security. A national leader on securing our nation’s technology infrastructure against cyber threats, Langevin co-founded the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus to increase awareness around the issue and co-chaired the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency, which made policy recommendations to President Obama.
As co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, Langevin advocates to improve and increase access to training that gives students and workers the skills that best fit the needs of expanding industries. He has successfully fought for strong CTE funding under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act and, in Rhode Island, has worked to foster employer-educator partnerships and career training programs across a variety of career fields.
A voice for those facing serious challenges, Langevin championed passage of a bipartisan bill to expand services for families caring for their elderly and disabled loved ones and authored a breakthrough law to protect foster youth. He is a strong advocate for inclusion and independence for people with disabilities, and helped pass the ADA Amendments Act that strengthened the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Langevin was inspired to enter public service by the tremendous outpouring of support he received during the most challenging time of his life, after a gun accident paralyzed him at age 16 and left him a quadriplegic. He is driven by a belief that everyone deserves a fair opportunity to make the most of their talents.
After serving as secretary for the state’s Constitutional Convention in 1986, Langevin won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and in 1994, became the nation’s youngest Secretary of State. His leadership resulted in reforms to Rhode Island’s outdated election system and a landmark report documenting widespread violations of the state’s Open Meetings Law. He served in that role until winning election to Congress in 2000.
Senior Associate, ideas42
Alex Blau is a Senior Associate at ideas42 currently focusing on challenges in consumer finance, design and decision-making, and international development. Prior to joining ideas42, Alex worked as a research analyst at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, examining the exit-strategies of a number of large, Title-II funded integrated nutrition interventions in Kenya. In addition, Alex has extensive experience developing agricultural supply chains for small-scale organic farmers in the Caribbean. Alex holds an MSc in food policy and applied nutrition science from Tufts University, and a BA in political science with a focus in international relations from Brown University.
Deputy Commander of Operations, Cyber National Mission Force
Brigadier General Buckner is a native of Downers Grove, Illinois, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1990. Her military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence courses, Airborne and Jumpmaster schools, Air Assault and Rappelmaster schools, Command and General Staff College, and Joint and Combined Warfighting School. She holds two graduate degrees, served as the U.S. Army War College Cyber Fellow at the National Security Agency, and most recently completed Harvard's Executive Education Program in Cybersecurity.
General Buckner is a career intelligence officer. She has had numerous assignments in the 82nd Airborne Division, including collection and jamming platoon leader, battalion S-3 air, battalion S-4, and company commander. At Fort Bragg, North Carolina, she also served as the S-2 for 159th Combat Aviation Group, in the 18th Aviation Brigade (Airborne). She has served overseas in Korea, as TENCAP officer with the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, and in Puerto Rico, as U.S. Army South’s analysis and production chief and later secretary of the General Staff. After a tour in the Pentagon as Executive Assistant to the Army G-2, she commanded the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, at Fort Hood, Texas, and in Iraq.
General Buckner’s joint assignments include Joint Force Component Command - Network Warfare and later U.S. Cyber Command as an operational planner, Joint Interagency Task Force West in Iraq as an intelligence planner; and the Joint Chiefs of Staff as an intelligence planner supporting the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5).
General Buckner returned to Fort Gordon, having previously served as the S-3 of the 206th Military Intelligence Battalion and Operations (J-3) Chief of Staff at National Security Agency - Georgia. She joins the Cyber Center of Excellence as the U.S. Army Cyber School Commandant, having just relinquished command of the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, which included the Army's operational cyber teams supporting U.S. Cyber Command's Cyber National Mission Force and Joint Force Headquarters - Cyber.
General Buckner’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Five Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Korea Defense Service Medal, Joint Meriorious Unit Award, Army Staff and Joint Staff Identification Badges, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Australian and Honduran Jump Wings.
General Buckner is a collegiate All-American swimmer, former All-Army triathlete, and now aspiring sommelier. She's a cool aunt to two hockey-playing nephews and enjoys all-things-Chicago, particularly the Bears, Blackhawks, hot dogs, and pizza.
Executive Director, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC Berkeley
Betsy Cooper is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Cooper came to UC Berkeley from the Department of Homeland Security, where she served as an Attorney Advisor to the Deputy General Counsel and as a Policy Counselor in the Office of Policy. She also worked for over a decade in homeland security consulting, managing projects for Atlantic Philanthropies (Dublin, Ireland), the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in London, the World Bank, and other think tanks. Cooper is the author of over 20 manuscripts and articles on U.S. and European immigration and refugee policy. Cooper holds a law degree from Yale Law School, a DPhil in politics and an M.Sc. in forced migration from Oxford University, and a B.A. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.
Chief Technology Officer of Cybersecurity and Special Missions, Intelligence, Information and Services, Raytheon Company
Michael K. Daly is the Chief Technology Officer of Cybersecurity and Special Missions for Raytheon Company’s Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) business, providing cyber solutions to domestic and international government and commercial customers, delivering quick-reaction mission solutions, and providing support to high consequence special missions.
Daly is a Principle Engineering Fellow and holds a patent for “System and Method for Malware Detection”. He supports the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to the President of the United States and is an advisor to the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center at American University. He previously served on the Governance Board of the Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program, and the Board of Advisors for Exostar.
For 13 years prior to his current role, Daly was the Raytheon corporate director of Information Technology Enterprise Security Services. With more than 30 years in security and information systems, Daly has worked with both the private sector and the federal government with responsibilities including software engineering for law enforcement, and manager of applications and distributed computing.
Daly has also served as vice president of advanced networking for a consulting company and launched a not-for-profit organization that was commended by the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
He was the 2006 recipient of the People’s Choice Award for the ISE New England Information Security Executive of the Year and the 2007 recipient of the Security 7 Award for the Manufacturing sector.
Daly holds a world record for highest altitude luge run and is credited with a first ascent of a mountain in the Wrangell-St. Elias Range. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University, is a certified information systems security professional and a Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist.
President, Cyber Threat Alliance
Michael Daniel is President of the Cyber Threat Alliance. Previously, he served as the U.S. Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Council staff from June 2012 to January 2017. In this capacity, he led cybersecurity policy development for the U.S. government, both domestically and internationally. Prior to that role, Michael served for 17 years with the Office of Management and Budget, overseeing the resources for a wide variety of national security programs. Michael lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Karen and two sons, James and Joshua.
Nate Fick is the CEO of Endgame, a next-generation security software company. He is also an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Before joining Endgame, Nate was CEO of the Center for a New American Security, a national security research organization. He served from 1999 to 2004 as a Marine Corps infantry and reconnaissance officer and led combat units in Afghanistan and Iraq. His book about that experience, One Bullet Away, was a New York Times bestseller, a Washington Post “Best Book of the Year,” and one of the Military Times’ “Best Military Books of the Decade.”
Nate graduated from Dartmouth College with high honors in Classics, and holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth, on the Board of Directors of Strayer Inc., and on the Military and Veterans Advisory Council of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Nate is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Allan Friedman is the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US Department of Commerce.
Prior to joining the Federal government, Friedman was a noted cybersecurity and technology policy researcher. Wearing the hats of both a technologist and a policy scholar, his work spans computer science, public policy and the social sciences, and has addressed a wide range of policy issues, from privacy to telecommunications. Friedman has over a decade of experience in cybersecurity research, with a particular focus on economic, market, and trade issues. He is the coauthor of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2014).
His work has taken him between the technical and policy research world. From 2014-215, he was a Research Scientist at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at George Washington University based in the Cyber Security Policy Research Institute. Before that, Friedman was a Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the research director for the Center for Technology Innovation. Prior to moving to Washington, he was Postdoctoral Fellow in the Harvard University Computer Science department, where he worked on cyber security policy, privacy-enhancing technologies and the economics of information security. Friedman was also a Fellow at the Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he worked on the Minerva Project for Cyber International Relations. He has also received fellowships from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the Harvard Program on Networked Governance. He has a degree in Computer Science from Swarthmore College, and a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Director of Cybersecurity, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Eva Galperin is EFF's Director of Cybersecurity. Prior to 2007, when she came to work for EFF, Eva worked in security and IT in Silicon Valley and earned degrees in Political Science and International Relations from SFSU. Her work is primarily focused on providing privacy and security for vulnerable populations around the world. To that end, she has applied the combination of her political science and technical background to everything from organizing EFF's Tor Relay Challenge, to writing privacy and security training materials (including Surveillance Self Defense and the Digital First Aid Kit), and publishing research on malware in Syria, Vietnam, Kazakhstan. When she is not collecting new and exotic malware, she practices aerial circus arts and learning new languages.
Director of Research and Development, Jigsaw
Yasmin Green is the Director of Research and Development for Jigsaw, a technology incubator within Alphabet Inc. focused on solving global security challenges through technology. She oversees the team’s research and business development functions. Yasmin was previously Head of Strategy and Operations for Google Ideas, now Jigsaw.
At Google, Yasmin has assumed roles as Head of Sales Strategy and Operations for Southern Europe, Middle East, and Africa and Africa Operations Manager, and prior to joining Google, she consulted for Booz Allen Hamilton. Yasmin has extensive experience living and leading projects in some of the world’s toughest environments, including Iran, Syria, UAE and Nigeria. In 2012 she led a multi-partner coalition to launch Against Violent Extremism, the world's first online network of former violent extremists and survivors of terrorism. Last year, Yasmin launched the Redirect Method, a new deployment of targeted advertising and video to confront online radicalization.
Yasmin is a Senior Advisor on Innovation to Oxford Analytica and Co-Chair of the European Commission's’ Working Group on Online Radicalization. She also serves on the Board of the Tory Burch Foundation. Outside of geopolitics and technology, Yasmin pursues her passion for art — in 2016, she produced the psychedelic papier-mâché art feature film Adam Green’s Aladdin.
Yasmin received her B.Sc. in Economics from University College London and her M.Sc. in Management from the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Yasmin was also a member of the England Junior Women’s National Basketball team.
Chief Strategy Officer, RSA
Niloofar Razi Howe has been Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President at RSA since November 2015. Ms. Howe leads the overall RSA corporate strategy, corporate development, and planning. She has more than 25 years of experience working and investing in the technology industry, with a particular focus on the security industry over the past decade. Previously she served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Endgame, Inc. where she was responsible for driving market and product strategy, as well as leading marketing, product management, corporate development and planning. Prior to Endgame, Ms. Howe was Managing Director and led the investment teams at Paladin Capital Group, a $1billion private equity fund focused on investing in next generation security companies. Her previous experience includes as an entrepreneur and operator at early stage companies, Principal at Zone Ventures, an early-stage VC firm in Los Angeles, as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. (focused on technology, retail and healthcare), and as a lawyer with O’Melveny & Myers.
Her non-profit work includes serving on the Board of Sibley Memorial Hospital (a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine) as co-chair of its Investment Committee, Executive Committee of Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation, as well as on the board of IREX, an international non-profit organization focused on promoting lasting change. Previously, she served on the Board and as Board Chair of Global Rights, an international human rights organization.
Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow, New America
Theodore Johnson is an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America. He will write a book about black voting behavior in the post-Obama political landscape. He is currently a national security research manager and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. Previously, Johnson was a commander in the United States Navy where he served in a variety of positions including as a White House fellow and speechwriter for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has also written extensively on race, politics, and society for publications such as, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, National Review, The New Republic, and The Wall Street Journal. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of Hampton University and Harvard University, and holds a doctorate of law and policy from Northeastern University.
Sean Kanuck is an attorney and strategic consultant who advises governments, law firms, corporations, and entrepreneurs. As an internationally recognized expert and visionary leader with over 20 years of experience in the cyber field, he has led national-level programs and worked directly with many international institutions. He specializes in the nexus between technology, law, and security. Sean regularly gives keynote addresses for global audiences on a variety of cyber topics, ranging from risk analysis to identity intelligence to arms control.
Sean served as the first National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues from 2011 to 2016. He came to the National Intelligence Council after a decade of experience in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Operations Center, including both analytic and field assignments. In his Senior Analytic Service role, he was a contributing author for the 2009 White House Cyberspace Policy Review, an Intelligence Fellow with the Directorates for Cybersecurity and Combating Terrorism at the National Security Council, and a member of the United States delegation to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on international information security.
Prior to government service, Sean practiced law with Skadden Arps in New York, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and banking matters. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and his academic publications focus on information warfare and international law. Sean holds degrees from Harvard University (A.B., J.D.), the London School of Economics (M.Sc.), and the University of Oslo (LL.M.). He also proudly serves as a Trustee of the Center for Excellence in Education, a charity promoting STEM education that is based in McLean, Virginia.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Jaclyn Kerr is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She is also an Affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University. Her research examines cybersecurity and information security strategy, Internet governance, and the Internet policies of non-democratic regimes. Areas of interest also include risk and governance in relation to emerging technologies, and the relationships between security, privacy, and freedom of expression in Internet policy. She was a Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the Cyber Security Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Visiting Scholar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University in 2015-2016 and a Cybersecurity Predoctoral Fellow at Stanford’s CISAC in 2014-2015. Jackie holds a PhD and MA in Government from Georgetown University, and an MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and a BAS in Mathematics and Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University. She has held research fellowships in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Qatar, and has previous professional experience as a software engineer.
Cybersecurity Fellow, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Elaine Korzak is currently a Cybersecurity Fellow at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and an affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University. She was previously a fellow at the Hoover Institution and at CISAC. Her research focuses on international legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity. Her doctoral thesis on the international norms debate examined the cybersecurity discussions at the United Nations and the positions of the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and China in this process. Her other research interests include cybersecurity and export control regimes as well as cyber capacity-building.
She holds a PhD from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, a Master of Laws in public international law from the London School of Economics and a Master’s degree in international peace and security from King’s College London. Her professional experience includes NATO’s Cyber Defence Section as well as the European Commission’s Directorate-General on Information Society and Media.
Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Dr. Herb Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. His research interests relate broadly to policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace, and he is particularly interested in and knowledgeable about the use of offensive operations in cyberspace, especially as instruments of national policy. In addition to his positions at Stanford University, he is Chief Scientist, Emeritus for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, where he served from 1990 through 2014 as study director of major projects on public policy and information technology, and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Senior Fellow in Cybersecurity (not in residence) at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies in the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; and a member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. He recently served on President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Prior to his NRC service, he was a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee (1986-1990), where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues. He received his doctorate in physics from MIT.
Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, National Protection & Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Jeanette Manfra serves as the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). She is the chief cybersecurity official for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and supports its mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure. Ms. Manfra is the permanent Director for Strategy, Policy, and Plans for the NPPD.
Prior to this position, Ms. Manfra served as the Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity to the Secretary of Homeland Security. Previously, she was the Director for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity on the National Security Council staff at the White House.
At DHS, she held multiple positions in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, including advisor for the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications and Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Communications, during which time she led the Department’s efforts in establishing the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.
Before joining DHS, Jeanette served in the U.S. Army as a communications specialist and a Military Intelligence Officer.
Director of Government Security Policy and Strategy, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft
Ms. Angela McKay is Senior Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy within Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft. She focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance trust in the computing ecosystem. Ms. McKay leads Microsoft’s public policy work on cybersecurity, cloud security, and norms, and on public sector use of cloud. Her team includes professionals working on these topics across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.
Ms. McKay combines technical expertise and public policy acumen to develop policies that improve security and stability of cyberspace, and support development, growth, and innovation. She serves on the Board of Councilors for the East West Institute, a think tank focused on international conflict resolution, and as Microsoft’s Point of Contact for the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, which provides the President of the United States with recommendations to maintain reliable, secure, and resilient communications.
Ms. McKay previously led Microsoft’s cybersecurity policy work in the U.S., and its work to increase cybersecurity capacity internationally. Before joining Microsoft in 2008, she worked at Booz Allen Hamilton on cybersecurity policy and communications resiliency, and at BellSouth Telecommunications as an engineer. Ms. McKay holds a Bachelor’s of Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Policy Analyst, New America
Robert Morgus is a policy analyst with New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, where he researches and writes at the intersection of cybersecurity and international affairs. His current work focuses on incident response and crisis management, international norms development, and cyber risk and insurance. In the past he has authored reports on sanctions and export controls, internet freedom, and internet governance. His work has been showcased in the New York Times, TIME, Slate, and others. He is a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance's Research Advisory Network.
Before joining the New America, Morgus provided research and logistical assistance for a variety of organizations ranging from sustainable development firms to political action committees. Morgus received his BA with honors in diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2013 where he focused on international security. While at Occidental, he was the recipient of the Young Fund Student Grant to conduct research on ethno-nationalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. His capstone thesis "Economic Shocks as a Catalyst for Instability: Conditions and Transmission Channels" was one of six honored by the college. He hails from Idaho.
Founder and CEO, Luta Security
Katie Moussouris is the founder and CEO of Luta Security, named for the tropical island where her mother was born in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a beautiful place that is still home to many members of Moussouris’s family. Not only is Luta Security the only company offering gap analysis and guidance on ISO 29147 vulnerability disclosure, and how to implement a vulnerability coordination program (which may or may not include bug bounties), it is also a 100 percent female-owned and Native Pacific Islander-owned tech company. Luta Security advises companies, lawmakers, and governments on the benefits of hacking and security research to help make the internet safer for everyone. Moussouris is a hacker—first hacking computers, now hacking policy and regulations.
Moussouris's most recent work was in helping the U.S. Department of Defense start the government's first bug bounty program, called "Hack the Pentagon." Her earlier Microsoft work encompassed industry-leading initiatives such as Microsoft's bug bounty programs and Microsoft Vulnerability Research. Moussouris is also an invited technical expert selected to assist directly in the US Wassenaar negotiations on the inclusion of intrusion software and intrusion software technology, helping to renegotiate broad wording to minimize unintended consequences to the defense of the Internet.
She is also a subject matter expert for the U.S. National Body of the International Standards Organization (ISO) in vuln disclosure (29147), vuln handling processes (30111), and secure development (27034). Moussouris is a visiting scholar with the MIT Sloan School, doing research on the vulnerability economy and exploit market.
She is a New America cybersecurity fellow and Harvard Belfer affiliate. Moussouris is on the CFP review board for RSA, O'Reilly Security Conference, Shakacon, and is an advisor to the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Founder and President, WhiteHawk, Inc.
Terry Roberts is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. She is the founder and president of Whitehawk, Inc.
Roberts is establishing the first cybersecurity e-commerce sharing community— enabling all businesses (especially mid-sized and small companies) to have continuous online access to tailored learning, smart buying and connections, and the best products, services, insights, and trends industry-wide. Previously, Roberts was the vice president for cyber engineering and analytics at TASC. From 2009 to 2015, Roberts was the executive director of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, leading the technical body of work for the entire U.S. Interagency and establishing the Carnegie Mellon Cyber Intelligence Consortium and the Emerging Technology Center.
Before transitioning to industry in 2009, Roberts was the deputy director of naval intelligence, where she led, with the director of naval intelligence, the initial approach for the merging of naval communications, information warfare, and intelligence under the OPNAV N2/N6. Earlier, Roberts served as the director of requirements and resources for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, spearheading the creation and implementation of the Military Intelligence Program, in partnership with the director of national intelligence, the services, the combat support agencies, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Roberts is the co-chair of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Cyber Council and four task force efforts, a member of the AFCEA intelligence committee, the naval intelligence professionals board of directors and the cyber education advisory board of directors for the U.S. Naval Academy and Marymount University.
Managing Partner, Principal to Principal
Kristi M. Rogers is a leading executive and former government official with extensive international leadership experience in the public and private sectors. Today, she is the managing director (and co-founder) of Principal to Principal, bringing together senior executive leaders and decision-makers in an intimate and confidential setting to consider new and constructive approaches to today’s complex challenges. A recovering start-up entrepreneur, Kristi successfully launched two companies with extensive overseas operations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Qualys Inc. and the Advisory Council for Trident Capital’s Cyber Security fund. She is the founder of the Women in National Security group within BENS (Business Executives for National Security). Kristi is also the President of the Michigan State Society and a regular speaker at Michigan State University’s College of Social Science and other institutions.
Co-Director, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America
Ross Schulman is a co-director of the Cybersecurity Initiative and senior policy counsel at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he focuses on cybersecurity, encryption, surveillance, and Internet governance. Prior to joining OTI, Ross worked for Google in Mountain View, California. Ross has also worked at the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and on Capitol Hill for Senators Wyden and Feingold.
Ross earned his juris doctor magna cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brandeis University.
Strategist & Senior Fellow
Peter Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at New America. The author of multiple award-winning books, he is considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century security issues. He has been named by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery as one of the 100 leading innovators in the nation, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, and by Foreign Policy magazine to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List. His books include Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry; Children at War; Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century; and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, which was named to both the US Army and US Navy professional reading list. His most recent book is Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.
Singer is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine and the founder of NeoLuddite, a technology advisory firm. He has worked as a consultant for the US military, Defense Intelligence Agency, and FBI, as well as advised a wide-range of technology and entertainment programs, including for Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Universal, HBO, and the video game series Call of Duty, the best-selling entertainment project in history. He is a member of the US State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. His past work included serving as coordinator of the Obama-08 campaign's defense policy task force, in the Balkans Task Force at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as the founding director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at The Brookings Institution, where he was the youngest person named senior fellow in its 100 year history.
President and CEO, New America
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America, a think tank and civic enterprise dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011 she served as director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002.
Dr. Slaughter has written or edited seven books, including Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family (2015), A New World Order (2004), and The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World (2007), and over 100 scholarly articles. She was the convener and academic co-chair, with Professor John Ikenberry, of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy for the United States. In 2012 she published the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, which quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped spawn a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.
Dr. Slaughter is a Contributing Editor to the Financial Times and writes a bi-monthly column for Project Syndicate. She provides frequent commentary for both mainstream and new media and curates foreign policy news for over 140,000 followers on Twitter. Foreign Policy magazine named her to their annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. She received a B.A. from Princeton, an M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard. She is married to Professor Andrew Moravcsik; they live in Princeton with their two sons.
Deputy Editor of Passcode, Christian Science Monitor
Sara Sorcher is the deputy editor of Passcode, a section of The Christian Science Monitor covering security and privacy in the Digital Age. Based in Washington, D.C., Sorcher covers Internet policy throughout the federal government and military, hacker culture, and the national debates over online privacy. She also hosts The Cybersecurity Podcast, a monthly podcast featuring key leaders and thinkers in the field, with New America's Peter W. Singer.
Previously, Sorcher was National Journal’s national security correspondent, reporting from the Pentagon, State Department and Capitol Hill. She won the National Press Club’s Michael A. Dornheim Award in 2014 for her articles on how political gridlock and shrinking budgets impacted the defense and aerospace industry. Previously, Sorcher worked as a freelance journalist in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Her print and video articles were featured in major outlets including ABC News, The New York Times, TIME, CNN and GlobalPost.
Former Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
As the Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security, Suzanne Spaulding led a workforce of 3,500 federal employees and roughly 15,000 contractors, with a $3 billion budget, charged with strengthening the cybersecurity and physical resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure. This included managing the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications; Office of Infrastructure Protection; Federal Protective Service; Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis; and Office of Biometric Identity Management.
Under Secretary Spaulding also sat on the Board of FirstNet, which is building the first nation-wide public safety broadband network, where she was a member of the Technology and Outreach Committees. She also led the federal government’s Aviation Cybersecurity Initiative to identify and address key cyber vulnerabilities in the national aviation system.
Immediately prior to her appointment at DHS, Ms. Spaulding was a principal in the Bingham Consulting Group and of Counsel for Bingham McCutchen LLP in Washington, D.C., where she worked with private sector clients facing national security-related challenges. Following the attacks of 9/11, she worked with key critical infrastructure sectors including the nuclear power, electricity, and chemical sectors, and served as Security Counsel for the Business Roundtable. She continued this work as Managing Partner of the Harbour Group. In 2002, she was appointed by Virginia Gov. Mark Warner to the Secure Commonwealth Panel, established after the attacks of September 11, to advise the governor and the legislature regarding preparedness issues.
Ms. Spaulding spent nearly 25 years working on national security for both Republican and Democratic Administrations and for both sides of the aisle in Congress. She served as General Counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Minority Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senior Counsel and Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (then R-PA). She also spent six years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where she was Assistant General Counsel and Legal Adviser to the Director of Central Intelligence’s Nonproliferation Center.
In addition, Ms. Spaulding served as the Executive Director of two congressionally-mandated commissions: the National Commission on Terrorism and the Commission to Assess the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. She was a member of the CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President and a consultant on the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction and on the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Ms. Spaulding has convened and participated in numerous academic and professional advisory panels, been a frequent commentator in public media, and often testified before Congress. She was a Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute, George Washington University; a Board Member for the Critical Incident Analysis Group at the University of Virginia; a Member of Harvard University’s Long-Term Legal Strategy Project for Preserving Security and Democratic Freedoms in the War on Terror; and a Member of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Group. She is the former Chair of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security; and founder of the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.
Ms. Spaulding earned her J.D. and B.A. at the University of Virginia.
Director of Cybersecurity Implementation, The MITRE Corporation
Bobbie Stempfley is currently Director of Cybersecurity Implementation at The MITRE Corporation. She is responsible for advancing MITRE’s cyber strategy, shaping the company’s cyber work program, executing the cyber business strategy, and raising awareness across the customer base. Most recently, Ms. Stempfley served in key leadership roles in the Department of Homeland Security, including Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications. Previously, Ms. Stempfley was the Chief Information Officer at DISA.
Ms. Stempfley holds a B.S. in engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in computer science from James Madison University. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including InformationWeek’s “Government CIO 50” two years in a row; Federal Computer Week’s “Federal 100”; and FedScoop’s list of “D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Tech” two years in a row.
Cybersecurity Project Director at Public Knowledge
Megan Stifel is an attorney and the founder of Silicon Harbor Consultants, a firm that provides strategic cybersecurity operations and policy counsel. She currently serves as Director for Cybersecurity Policy at Public Knowledge and is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. She previously served as a Director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council (NSC), where she was responsible for expanding the Obama Administration’s cybersecurity policy abroad, including in connection with internet governance, bilateral and multilateral engagement, and capacity building. Prior to the NSC, Ms. Stifel served in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as Director for Cyber Policy in the National Security Division and as counsel in the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. Prior to law school, Ms. Stifel worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She received a juris doctorate from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, and her B.A. in international studies and German, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.
Executive Director, Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
Kiersten Todt is currently the Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The Commission was established by Executive Order 13718 in February 2016 and delivered its report on cybersecurity and the digital economy to President Obama on December 1, 2016. Prior to this role, she was the President and Managing Partner of Liberty Group Ventures, LLC (LGV). She developed risk and crisis management solutions for cybersecurity, infrastructure, homeland security, emergency management, and higher education clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. In this capacity, she was a member of the team supporting the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the development of the Voluntary Cybersecurity Framework called for in President Obama’s 2013 Executive Order 13636 on Cybersecurity. She has served in senior positions in both the executive and legislative branches of government. Ms. Todt has commented on homeland security and sport security issues in multiple media outlets, including NBC, NPR, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. Her work on crisis management and sport security has been published in relevant journals.
Prior to LGV, Ms. Todt was a partner at Good Harbor Consulting and was responsible for building and managing the company’s North America crisis management practice. Clients included states and localities, large corporations, maritime entities, and college and university systems. Before joining Good Harbor, she worked for Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and was responsible for integrating the private sector into state and local emergency management capabilities; she also developed and executed federal and regional port and cyber security projects. Prior to BENS, she was a consultant for Sandia National Laboratories and worked with the California Governor's Office to develop the homeland security preparedness plan for the Bay Area. Ms. Todt was also an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University.
Ms. Todt served as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She worked for the Committee Chairman, Senator Joseph Lieberman and was responsible for drafting the cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness, bioterror, and science and technology directorates of the legislation that created the Department of Homeland Security.
Before working in the Senate, Ms. Todt served in Vice President Gore's domestic policy office and was responsible for coordinating federal resources with locally-defined needs, specifically focusing on energy and housing issues. She was also the senior advisor on demand-reduction issues to Director Barry. R. McCaffrey at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
Ms. Todt graduated from Princeton University, with a degree in public policy from The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and was selected to be a Presidential Management Fellow in 1999. She earned the Outstanding Service Award at ONDCP.
Senior Manager, Cyber Engineering, Raytheon
Paul Vann is a recognized leader and expert in the field of cybersecurity design, architecture, and network defense. With over twenty years of experience in systems design, network design, and security implementation, Paul has developed innovative and affordable approaches for the rapid deployment of cyber threat detection. As the Technical Director for International Programs at Raytheon Foreground Security, Paul supports the development of cyber security systems capabilities for international program deployments, including requirements, design, and development as well as oversight of the systems architecture. Prior to joining Raytheon, Paul has served in leadership positions in various Federal and District of Columbia government agencies. Most notably as Chief Information Security Officer for two Congressional agencies, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and the United States Capitol Police (USCP), where he built cyber programs.
CEO, VannTechCyber, LLC
Co-Director, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America
Ian Wallace is co-director of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, and a senior fellow in the International Security program. His research is mainly focused on the international security and military dimensions of cybersecurity policy. He is also a member of the ‘Future of War’ project.
Ian joined New America from the Brookings Institution where he spent two years in the Foreign Policy Program as a Visiting Fellow for Cybersecurity. He was previously a senior official at the British Ministry of Defence (MOD). From 2009-2013 Wallace was as the British Embassy, Washington’s defense policy and nuclear counselor. There he helped develop new UK/US mil/mil cyber link at both the operational and policy levels. Before joining the embassy he was a fellow at the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University where his research included working on the military implications of cyber capabilities.
During his UK MOD career, he combined strategy and planning positions with operational postings to Pristina (2001-2002), Basra (2005) and Baghdad (2007-2008). He also served as the head of policy at the UK’s operational HQ (2002-2003). His Whitehall appointments included Deputy Director of Capability, Resource and Scrutiny and Assistant Director of Defence Resources (with day-to-day responsibility for the UK MOD’s overall resource planning process). From 2000-2001 he was the Assistant Private Secretary to the UK Defence Secretary.
Wallace has a degree in ancient and modern history from Christ Church, Oxford University.
Lecturer and senior fellow for U.S.–China relations, Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center
Graham Webster is a lecturer and senior fellow for U.S.–China relations at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center. Since joining Yale in 2012, he has been responsible for the Tsai Center's U.S.–China Track 2 and Track 1.5 dialogues on a wide range of security and economic issues, and he currently also leads a project on cyberspace and technology policy in U.S.–China relations. He covered China's tech industry from Beijing on a blog for CNET in 2008 and has researched technology and society issues in China across several disciplines. Graham is also a fellow with the EastWest Institute and the Yale Information Society Project, and he writes and publishes the U.S.–China Week e-mail newsletter. In the past, he worked at the Center for American Progress and the EastWest Institute; consulted for the Natural Resources Defense Council China Program, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the Clinton Global Initiative; and taught East Asian politics at NYU's Center for Global Affairs. Graham holds an A.M. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University and a B.S. from Northwestern University.
Chief Technology Officer, State of New Jersey
Dave Weinstein is the chief technology officer (CTO) for the State of New Jersey, a newly-established cabinet post in the Administration of Governor Chris Christie. As CTO, Dave is responsible for the administration of the New Jersey Office of Information Technology.
Prior to this June 2016 appointment, Dave previously served as New Jersey’s chief information security officer and cybersecurity advisor with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. Outside of Trenton, Dave was a senior civilian at the United States Cyber Command in Fort Meade, Maryland, as well as a cyber risk consultant with Deloitte and Touche.
Dave has been recognized by Forbes as a “top 20 cyber policy expert” and his analysis and commentary have been featured in numerous media and academic publications, including the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, CNN.com, the Boston Globe, and the Huffington Post. He is a Cybersecurity Initiative fellow with New America and an “Influencer” for the Christian Science Monitor’s security and privacy project. He is the author of the chapter “Information Sharing at the State and Local Level,” published in Cyber Insecurity: Navigating the Perils of the Information Age (Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.).
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Pavilion Room
Washington, D.C. 20004
The conference is being held in the Pavilion Room of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. We strongly recommend entering the building through the 13 ½ Street Entrance off of Pennsylvania Avenue. We will have directional signs located throughout the building and staff wayfinders at the main entrances during registration.
Air travelers can fly into Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
DCA is located approximately 4 miles from the conference venue and driving without traffic should take approximately 10 minutes. IAD is located approximately 26.5 miles from the conference venue and driving without traffic should take about 45 minutes. BWI is located approximately 35.5 miles from the conference venue and driving without traffic should take just over an hour.
For parking information, please visit the Ronald Reagan Building website.
The nearest metro stops are Metro Center (Red Line) and Federal Triangle (Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines, connected to basement floor of the Ronald Reagan Building). For more detailed directions to the conference venue from the metro, please click here.