Natasha Cohen

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Natasha Cohen is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, where she focuses on State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) cybersecurity policy issues. She has published on best practices in SLTT cybersecurity governance, national and state compliance and regulation, and economic development.

She has a background in policy, compliance, risk management, and management consulting, having worked for and advised companies on strategic solutions, regulatory issues, cybersecurity strategy, and operations. Her clients included government agencies, Fortune 100 companies, and small to midsize firms operating in the United States and international spheres.

Cohen has also served in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy and at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, where she worked on counter-terrorism, defense, and security issues. She was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service while working at West Point in 2009.

Cohen holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction from Boston University. She was also a 2017 Transatlantic Digital Debates Fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute.