New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative is Pleased to Announce its First Round of National Cybersecurity Fellows
Press Release
June 17, 2015

Washington, DC – New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative is pleased to announce its first ever round of National Cybersecurity Fellows. To augment the Initiative’s in-house expertise, New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative have established a yearlong New America Cybersecurity Fellows Network of 16 Fellows. The focus of the fellowship is to take a multi-disciplinary approach to cybersecurity and is designed to bring “new voices” to the policy conversation while fostering “big ideas” and new perspectives. The first tranche of fellows will each write a policy paper centered around a single big idea. The 2015-16 National Cybersecurity Fellows and topics are:

Robert Bateman: Lessons from Military History

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: Cybersecurity Legislation and the Private Sector

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: Cyber Sanctions Executive Order

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: Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

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: Board-level Cybersecurity Decision-making

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.

Captain Mark Hagerott, PhD.: The Cyber Revolution and the Education Gap

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.

Drew Herrick: State-State Cyber Incidents

Drew Herrick is a Political Science Ph.D. candidate specializing in international relations and research methods at George Washington University. Herrick is a 2015 RAND Summer Associate and a Nonresident Fellow at New America. His research focuses on bridging the gap between academics, technologists, and policymakers by applying theory, technical knowledge, and advanced methodologies to policy-relevant problems. Previously, Herrick worked as a Research Associate at The Meson Center for International Security Studies and Political Risk Consultant. He is a graduate of Ohio State University and holds an M.A. from George Washington University.

Jason Hong: Human Computer Interaction – Usability & Cybersecurity

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: Preserving the Common – Insights from Biosecurity

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.

Patrick Lin, PhD.: The Moral Case for Hacking Back

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 Barbra.

Katie Moussouris: The Market for Vulnerabilities

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.

Harvey Rishikof: Cyber Insurance

Harvey Rishikof 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.

Molly Sauter: The Future of Hacktivism

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.

Peter Swire: The Future of Secrets

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: Acquisition, Technology Development, Innovation

Lieutenant Colonel Dan Ward (USAF, ret) is 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.

David Weinstein: Cybersecurity at the State Level

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.