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.
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.
President, Cyber Threat Alliance
Michael Daniel most recently 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 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.
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.
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.
Director of Government Security Policy and Strategy, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft
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.
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.
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.
CEO, VannTechCyber, LLC
Senior Manager, Cyber Engineering
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.
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.).
Examining policy tools at different levels of government
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.