Laura Bate

Senior Program Associate, Cybersecurity Initiative

Laura Bate is a senior program associate with the Cybersecurity Initiative at New America, where she researches mechanisms for building a more robust cybersecurity workforce. She also coordinates the Cybersecurity Fellows Program and supports the Humans of Cybersecurity project, an effort addressing diversity in the cybersecurity community. She is a WiSe (Women in Security) Fellow at the American Security Project and has written on information security in the Middle East and other national security issues for Foreign Policy, Slate, War on the Rocks, and The National Interest

Bate received her master's degree from Georgetown University's Security Studies Program where her research focused on the implementation of big data tools in an intelligence environment. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics and international affairs from the University of Colorado - Boulder and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo.

All Work

No, We’re Not All Cyber-doomed

What the private sector is doing to bolster cybersecurity.

What We Should Be Talking About During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Despite the focus on whether we're all cyber-doomed, there are many developments that hold promise for the future of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Needs More Workers

Filling the range of positions needed will take new approaches and changes to the way we think about cybersecurity positions.

Changing Our Understanding of the ‘Typical’ Cybersecurity Worker

The cybersecurity industry is currently missing entire demographics in the workforce.

The Cyber Workforce Gap: A National Security Liability?

Current data shows a talent shortfall of 40,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs per year in the United States

Ten Key Takeaways from Cybersecurity for a New America 2017

Ten takeaways from New America's 2017 Cybersecurity for a New America conference.

Taking the (Writing) Leap

Cybersecurity Awareness Month...Now with Added Facts!

And if you weren't aware, now you're aware.

How the U.S. Could Respond to the DNC Breach

Laura Bate writes for Slate on how the United States could respond to Russia in the wake of the DNC breach.