New America Announces 2018-19 Cybersecurity Policy Fellows

Press Release
Gabriella Demczuk / New America
Sept. 27, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Today, New America announced its 2018-2019 class of cybersecurity fellows. The fellowship is a one-year, non-resident program hosted jointly by the Open Technology Institute and the Cybersecurity Initiative, an overarching partnership that brings together all New America’s cybersecurity-related work.

New America welcomes a diverse group of seventeen new fellows to the program. They will be joined by fellows returning from our prior cohort. Fellows’ work will focus on the following issue areas:

  • Cybersecurity workforce
  • Diversity and inclusion in cybersecurity
  • Healthcare cybersecurity
  • International cybersecurity
  • IoT security
  • State and local cybersecurity
  • Government and private sector vulnerability management

The full roster of the 2018-19 Cybersecurity Policy Fellows can also be found here.

The following statements may be attributed to Anne-Marie Slaughter, New America President and CEO; Sharon Bradford Franklin, Open Technology Institute Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy; and Ian Wallace, Cybersecurity Initiative Director.

Anne-Marie Slaughter, New America President and CEO:

“New America is dedicated to confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change. This is particularly true in cybersecurity, where productive discussions depend on a meaningful and ongoing exchange of views between policymakers and experts from a diverse array of backgrounds. New America’s Cybersecurity Policy Fellowship is a critical tool in bridging these communities.”

Sharon Bradford Franklin, Open Technology Institute Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy:

"We are excited about the opportunity to partner with this incoming class of talented fellows. The fellows’ diverse backgrounds and broad array of experience will help us tackle critical cybersecurity policy issues.”

Ian Wallace, Cybersecurity Initiative Director:

“Over the four years that our Cybersecurity initiative has existed, we have been proud to give a platform to a consistently impressive and diverse set of fellows. This new cohort builds on that tradition. We look forward to working with them, and particularly to have them contribute to our wider projects on city cybersecurity, healthcare cybersecurity, international capacity building, IoT security, vulnerability management, and workforce development.”

Fellows are unpaid. Support for the fellows program is funded by the Hewlett Foundation. The Cybersecurity Initiative’s work is conducted in partnership with Florida International University. Further details on funders of the Cybersecurity Initiative and the Open Technology Institute are available at New America is grateful for this support.