Danielle Kriz

Cybersecurity Fellow

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.