The 2015-16 Cybersecurity Fellows

May 9, 2016

New America's Cybersecurity Fellowship brings together a diverse, selective group of academics, technologists, and practitioners for a one year fellowship designed to elevate voices that would otherwise go unheard in important policy circles. 

The 2015-16 Cybersecurity Fellowship features 24 cybersecurity experts from a diverse range of institutions. The Current Fellows are:

Adrienne Allen is a cybersecurity consultant with Slalom Consulting out of San Francisco, where she focuses on risk management and cyber incident response planning in critical infrastructure and innovation-space technology organizations. Formerly a lead associate with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C., Adrienne worked closely with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and public-private partnerships on IT policy and critical infrastructure cyber risk management. She assisted DHS with implementing key sections of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) and Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, where she collaborated with various stakeholders to define and encourage use of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Adrienne has also worked with international governments and industry bodies to benchmark incident response capabilities, develop national and sector-level cyber incident response frameworks and governance, and equip computer emergency response teams for coordinated response. Adrienne’s research as a Non-Resident Fellow focuses primarily on the key mechanisms that currently support the Internet’s web of trust. Adrienne graduated from the University of Virginia, holds a certificate in Applied Intelligence from Mercyhurst University, and holds an M.A. in Global Security Strategy from Johns Hopkins University, where she concentrated on Internet governance and security policy.

Robert Bateman's last assignment was as the Deputy Chief of Plans in the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps in the UK where he coordinated long and mid-term planning for the whole headquarters. As an adjunct professor, Bateman has also taught military history at the United States Military Academy, George Mason University, and the Walsh Graduate School of Foreign Studies at Georgetown University. Bateman is a prolific writer; he was a freelancer for Esquire Magazine and has authored over 300 print and major national website articles as well as two books. He spent twenty-five years as a military officer in the US Army and has been stationed in places from Hawaii to Iraq, to Egypt and Afghanistan. He earned a B.A. from the University of Delaware, an M.A. in history from Ohio State University and is a distinguished graduate in international security studies from NATO Defense College in Rome.

Elana Broitman served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy in the Department of Defense and as a Senior Advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), having spent time in a technology company, with prior service as Counsel to the House International Relations Committee. Elana’s work focuses on cybersecurity, the defense industrial base, and foreign affairs. She is a graduate of Trinity University and The University of Texas School of Law and speaks both Russian and German.

Kendall Burman is a New America Cybersecurity Fellow who previously served as the Deputy General Counsel for Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Commerce. Before that she was a Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology where she examined issues at the intersection of civil liberties, national security, and technology. Burman joined the White House in 2009 after having worked as the Chief Staff Counsel on Obama’s first presidential campaign. As an Associate White House Counsel and Special Assistant to the President, her policy portfolio included science and technology, open government, and intellectual property. Prior to this position, she was a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins, LLP. Burman is a graduate of Bowdoin College and received her J.D. from the University of Chicago where she was an editor of the law review.

Adam Elkus is a Ph.D. student in Computational Social Science at George Mason University. He also currently serves as a Technology Research Analyst for Crucial Point, LLC and as a columnist at War on the Rocks. Adam's work has been published in Slate, Foreign Policy, Armed Forces Journal, and other publications. He holds a B.A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and a M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University. Adam's research interests are in computational modeling of adversarial decision behavior with multi-agent system models.

Dr. Matthew H. Fleming currently leads the cybersecurity resilience program of a large financial services firm in the United States. He joined the firm from the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, a federally funded research and development center; a member of its senior leadership team, he managed the institute's cybersecurity portfolio. Prior to the institute, for several years he directed a number of defense-industrial-base-related cybersecurity workstreams within the U.S. Department of Defense. An occasional consultant to the International Monetary Fund, where he worked earlier in his career on issues of financial crime control and foreign exchange regimes, Fleming is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on risk management and strategy for the McCourt School of Public Policy, and net assessment and cybersecurity for the McDonough School of Business. Fleming is currently a nonresident national cybersecurity fellow with New America, a nonresident senior fellow with the GW Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, a senior cybersecurity advisor to the Tech Council of Maryland, and an advisor to the Washington Cyber Roundtable; he has previously served on project teams and expert groups for the World Economic Forum, President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Defense, and Prime Minister's Delivery Unit in the UK, among others. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of London (University College London); a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); and a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University.

Capt. Mark Hagerott, Ph.D., is the Chancellor Elect of the North Dakota University System. He is also the Co-Lead for the Study of “Autonomy and Battle Space Awareness” for the Defense Science Board. Previously, Hagerott spent many years in the Navy as a nuclear engineer and ship commander. He also worked as a White House fellow and held posts in the Pentagon before working at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is now the Deputy Director and Distinguished Professor of Cyber Operations and Policy at the Center for Cyber Studies at the Naval Academy. Hagerott has received numerous awards for his work and is widely published in various news outlets. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds an M.A. in Economics and Politics from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Hagerott also earned a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Maryland.

Trey Herr is a Senior Research Associate with the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute (CSPRI) at George Washington University where he is also a PhD Candidate in Political Science. His work focuses on the relationship between state power and information security including trends in state developed malicious software, the structure of criminal markets for malware, and the regulatory environment for “cyber weapons”. Through CSPRI and the American Foreign Policy Council, Trey runs a briefing series on information security topics for Congressional staff members. He previously worked with the Department of Defense to develop a risk assessment methodology for information security threats. His time with New America has focused on the use and assessment of risk in information security insurance. He holds an MA in Political Science from George Washington University and a BS in Theatre and Political Science from Northwestern University where he helped found Politics & Policy.

Drew Herrick is a Political Science PhD candidate specializing in international relations and research methods at George Washington University. He is also a nonresident National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America and a RAND researcher. Previously, he was selected as a RAND Summer Associate, worked as a Research Associate at The Mershon Center for International Security Studies, and as a Political Risk Consultant. His research primarily focuses on the intersection of international security and technology, especially strategic counter-norm activity, offensive social media operations, and the military value of cyber capabilities. He holds a Masters in Political Science from George Washington University, and a Bachelors in Political Science, Philosophy, and International Studies from The Ohio State University.

Jason Hong is an Associate Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the CTO of Wombat Security Technologies, a company he co-founded in 2008 to deliver software-based cyber security awareness and training solutions for companies seeking to educate their employees. Jason’s research focuses primarily on usable privacy and security and mobile computing. He is also the author of Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Websites (Prentice Hall, 2007). Jason is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Kendall Hoyt is an Assistant Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth where she studies U.S. biodefense policy and biomedical R&D strategy. She is also a lecturer at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College where she teaches a course on technology and biosecurity. She is the author of Long Shot: Vaccines for National Defense, Harvard University Press, 2012. She serves on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Department of Defense’s Programs to Counter Biological Threats and on the advisory board of the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hoyt received her Ph.D. in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 and was a Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government from 2002-2004. Prior to obtaining her degree, she worked in the International Security and International Affairs division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Washington DC office of McKinsey and Company, and the Center for the Management of Innovation and Technology at the National University of Singapore.

Danielle Kriz has worked in cybersecurity policy for 13 years, and has 19 years total government and industry experience formulating policy for the high-tech industry. Formerly the Director for Global Cybersecurity Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), she founded ITI’s highly successful, globally impactful, and respected cybersecurity policy practice. Before joining ITI, Kriz consulted on government affairs for tech firms in Silicon Valley, and also spent a decade in the U.S. government developing its high-tech international trade policies, at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Kriz focuses on the intersection of cybersecurity, innovation, and international trade, encouraging governments around the world to leverage the considerable work industry is doing to improve cybersecurity and to follow globally accepted policy approaches that meet security needs while facilitating interoperability and a global marketplace. She has engaged on cybersecurity policies and policymaking in the U.S. Executive branch and U.S. Congress as well as the European Union (EU) and EU member states, China, India, Japan, Korea, Brazil, and others. Kriz also has held officer positions in the IT Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC), the principal entity for coordinating with the U.S. government on a wide range of critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity activities and issues. Kriz has a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Ithaca College.

Robert M. Lee is a nonresident National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America. He is also the cofounder of the cybersecurity company Dragos Security LLC, a SANS Institute course author and researcher, and a PhD candidate at Kings College London. Robert gained his start in cyber security as an Air Force Cyber Warfare Operations Officer in the US Intelligence Community. He may be found on Twitter @RobertMLee.

Patrick Lin, Ph.D., is the director of Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he is an associate philosophy professor. He is also affiliated with Stanford Law School, University of Notre Dame, and Australia’s CAPPE. Previously, he held academic appointments at Stanford’s School of Engineering, US Naval Academy, and Dartmouth College. Dr. Lin is well published in the realm of the ethics of emerging technologies such as robotics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, human enhancements, nanotechnology, and more—with particular focus on their implications for national security. He has provided briefings and counsel to the US Department of Defense, CIA, United Nations, International Committee of the Red Cross, National Research Council, Google, and others. Phil earned his BA from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara.

Katie Moussouris is the Chief Policy Officer for HackerOne, a platform provider for coordinated vulnerability response and structured bounty programs. She is a noted authority on vulnerability disclosure and advises lawmakers, customers, and researchers to legitimize and promote security research to help make the Internet safer. Katie serves as a subject matter expert for the US National Body of the International Standards Organization (ISO) in vuln disclosure (29147), vuln handling processes (30111), and secure development (27034). Katie is a visiting scholar with MIT Sloan School, doing research on the vulnerability economy and exploit market. Prior to her position at HackerOne, Katie served as the Senior Security Strategist for Microsoft. At Microsoft, Katie founded industry-leading initiatives such as the creation of Microsoft’s vulnerabilities bounty programs. These programs resulted in the discovery of numerous vulnerabilities and new attack techniques to protect the entire platform. Katie is an ex-hacker and a seasoned security spokesperson having appeared on the Engadget show, in numerous print media, and numerous audio and visual media. In 2011, Katie received the Executive Women’s Forum Women of Influence Award in the category of One to Watch.

Sarah Myers West is a doctoral student and the Wallis Annenberg Graduate Research Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, focusing her work on information controls and Internet governance. She received her B.A. with Distinction in Media Studies and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and Masters in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California where she was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow. Her ongoing research centers on the role of technology companies as international political actors, and the implications this has for Internet governance, privacy, security, and freedom of expression. In addition, she has worked at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, is the managing editor for Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report, and joins the Electronic Frontier Foundation in the summer of 2015 as a Google Policy Fellow. Prior to entering academia, she worked for a media analysis firm in Singapore, where she collaborated with corporate and government bodies to develop and implement media analysis projects. There she was elected to the Management Committee of the Singapore Press Club, and served as a member of the Institute of Public Relations Singapore and Singapore Chinese Institute of Business.

Harvey Rishikoff is a Senior Counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Privacy & Cybersecurity and Governments Contracts group in Washington, D.C. He specializes in national security, civil and military courts, terrorism, international law, civil liberties, and constitutional law. Prior to joining the firm, Rishikof was the dean of faculty at the National War College and former chair of the department of National Strategy, legal counsel to the deputy director of the FBI, federal law clerk to Leonard I. Garth (Third Circuit), and AA to the Chief Justice of the United States. He also previously served as dean of Roger Williams University School of Law. Throughout his career, Rishikof has served on numerous committees and held multiple positions in government focusing on cybersecurity investigations. Most recently, he was the senior policy advisor to the National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX), the agency responsible for counterintelligence and insider threat management across the federal government. He is a graduate of McGill University and earned an M.A. from Brandeis University, an M.A. from National War College, and a J.D. from New York Law School.

Heather Roff's research interests pertain to international ethics, security and emerging military technology, particularly cyber warfare, lethal autonomous weapons, and unmanned systems. She is also interested in the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, international humanitarian law, and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Her research stays and affiliations include being a research fellow at the Lehrstuhl für Strafrecht, Strafprozessrecht und Rechtsphilosophie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany, and she continues to affiliate as a research fellow at the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the United States Air Force Academy. She is currently a Visiting Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Molly Sauter is currently a Vanier Scholar and Ph.D. student at McGill University. Her research broadly focuses on hacker culture, digital activism, internet law and regulation, and depictions of technology in the media. Sauter is also a research affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and at the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab. She is the author of The Coming Swarm: DDoS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet, published by Bloomsbury, which is an analysis of the history and development of activist distributed denial of service actions. Sauter is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and holds an M.Sc in Comparative Media Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Paulo Shakarian, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University’s School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Support Engineering where he directs the Cyber-Socio Intelligent System (CySIS) Laboratory - specializing in cyber-security, social network analysis, and artificial intelligence. He has written numerous articles in scientific journals and has authored several books, including Elsevier’s Introduction to Cyber-Warfare: A Multidisciplinary Approach and Springer’s Diffusion in Social Networks. His work has been featured in the major news media such as The Economist, Popular Science, and WIRED. His is a Cybersecurity Fellow with New America, a recipient of the Air Force Young Investigator Award, MIT Technology Review’s “Best of 2013”, and the DARPA Service Chiefs’ Fellowship. Paulo also has won grant awards from ARO, ONR, DARPA, and others. His technology has been used to support counter-IED operations in Afghanistan and also to combat gang violence in Chicago. Previously, Paulo was an Assistant Professor at West Point and served as an Army officer, where he served two combat tours in Iraq. Paulo’s military awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with oak-leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and Combat Action Badge. Paulo holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.S. in computer science from West Point (with a Depth of Study in Information Assurance).

Allison Stanger is the Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics and founding director of the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury College. She is the author of One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy and the forthcoming Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Leaks: The Story of Whistleblowing in America, both with Yale University Press. She is working on a new book tentatively titled Consumers vs. Citizens: How the Internet is Remaking American National Security and Other Things That Matter. At Middlebury, she teaches courses on “The Politics of Virtual Realities” and “Cybersecurity.” Stanger has published opinion pieces in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and the Washington Post and has testified before the Commission on Wartime Contracting, the Senate Budget Committee, and the Congressional Oversight Panel. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University.

Peter Swire is currently the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics in the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves as a Senior Counsel to the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP. Swire has been a leading privacy and Internet scholar since the rise of the Internet in the 1990s. In 2013, Peter served as one of the five members of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology. He was also the Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy from 2009 to 2010. Previously, under President Clinton, Swire was the Chief Counselor for Privacy in the Office of Management and Budget. He has lectured extensively on privacy and security issues and is the author of six books, numerous scholarly papers, and op-eds in various national news outlets. Swire graduated from Princeton University and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Lieutenant Colonel Dan Ward (USAF, ret) s the author of F.I.R.E.: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation (Harper Business, 2014) and The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide To Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse (Harper Business, 2015). He recently launched a consultancy to help clients reduce the cost, time, and complexity associated with innovation. Previously Dan served as an Air Force acquisition officer for more than 20 years, where he specialized in leading high-speed, low-cost technology development programs and helped establish the Air Force Research Laboratory’s rapid innovation process. He has been featured in publications from the White House, the US Senate, and the British Parliament. His own writing has appeared in outlets such as Forbes, The Boston Globe, Armed Forces Journal, Time Magazine’s Battleland Blog, the Pakistani Army’s magazine, Hilal, and the British Army Yearbook. Dan holds three engineering degrees and received the Bronze Star Medal for his service at NATO Headquarters in Afghanistan.

Dave Weinstein is currently serving as New Jersey’s first Cybersecurity Advisor. Weinstein previously spent three years with the US Cyber Command, where his portfolio covered cybersecurity operations, policy, and planning. Following his time at Cyber Command, he became a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, helping commercial clients manage their cyber risk. In 2014, Forbes Magazine recognized Dave as a “top cyber-policy expert.” His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Foreign Affairs,, and The Boston Globe. Weinstein is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and earned a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.