Adrienne Allen

Adrienne Allen was a fellow with the Cybersecurity Initiative. She 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., Allen 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 and Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, where she collaborated with various stakeholders to define and encourage use of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Allen 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. Allen graduated from the University of Virginia, holds a certificate in applied intelligence from Mercyhurst University, and holds an MA in global security strategy from Johns Hopkins University, where she concentrated on Internet governance and security policy.