Business-Policy Roundtable

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New America / Gabriella Demczuk

Roundtable Overview

The New America Cybersecurity Initiative’s Business-Policy Roundtable is a monthly forum that brings together providers and practitioners of cybersecurity with leading cybersecurity-policy thinkers. The focus of the Roundtable is on emerging policy issues and challenges for which good policy thinking has yet to emerge. We are actively looking to recruit a diverse, but select, group of partners from across the private sector to join us in this endeavor.

Benefits of Roundtable Membership

  • Access to the monthly Business-Policy Roundtable covering business-relevant, educational, and fun topics like cybersecurity insurance, cyber risk management, cybercrime, and many more;

  • Partnership with the wider Cybersecurity Initiative at New America, which hosts a range of public events across the country in our D.C., New York, and San Francisco offices, in addition to our annual conference, which takes place in February or March.

  • Membership in New America’s broader Corporate Circle at the Supporter Level, which includes a greater level of involvement in the organization’s vast intellectual life and invitations to exclusive New America events, including the organization’s Annual Conference and the 200+ programs we host across the country each year.

A Taste of the Roundtable

In the past, New America has hosted Business-Policy Roundtables covering a diverse set of topics and speakers, including:

  • The Role of the Department of Homeland Security with Deputy Secretary for Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas

  • The Cybersecurity Workforce with Byron Auguste, Managing Director of Opportunity@Work and former Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council

  • Securing Health Data and Devices with Stephen Curren, Deputy Program Manager of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services & Suzanne Schwartz, Director of Emergency Preparedness/Operations and Medical Countermeasures at the Food and Drug Administration

  • The Role of the UK National Cybersecurity Center with Ciaran Martin, CEO of the Center

  • The Security Challenges Posed by the Distributed Nature of the Network with John Crain, Chief of Security, Stability & Resiliency Office at ICANN

  • China’s Cyber Capabilities and Strategy with James Mulvenon, Vice-President of Defense Group Inc.’s (DGI) Intelligence Division and Director of DGI’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA)

  • The Future of the NIST Framework with Adam Sedgewick, Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology

For more information on how to join the Business-Policy Roundtable for 2016/17, please contact Robert Morgus (; 202-596-3396).