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Cyber-enabled Economic Warfare - Advisory Members

Stewart Baker is a Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. He previously served as the first-ever Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Policy and as General Counsel at the National Security Agency.

John P. Carlin chairs the Global Risk + Crisis Management practice at Morrison & Foerster, where he counsels clients on cyber and other national security matters, white collar investigations, and government enforcement actions.  He previously served as the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, the Department of Justice’s top national security attorney. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III and as National Coordinator of DOJ’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) program.

Steven Chabinsky is the global chair of the Data, Privacy & Cyber Security practice at White & Case, an international law firm.  Previously, he served in a number of cybersecurity related positions, including Commissioner on the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity; General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer for CrowdStrike; senior cyber advisor to the Director of National Intelligence; and Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division.

Frank Cilluffo directs the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, is co-director of the Cyber Center for National and Economic Security and along with the School of Business, launched the university’s World Executive MBA in Cybersecurity program. Prior to GW he was a Special Assistant to President Bush for Homeland Security.

Rajesh De is a Partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington, D.C. office and leads the firm’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice and co-leads the firm’s National Security practice. He has held senior appointments in the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Defense, where he served as General Counsel of the National Security Agency.

Karen Evans is the National Director for the US Cyber Challenge (USCC), a nationwide talent search and skills development program focused specifically on the cyber workforce. She is also an independent consultant in the areas of leadership, management and the strategic use of information technology. She retired after nearly 28 years in the federal government including serving as Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget.

Nick Fishwick CMG retired in 2012 after nearly 30 years in the British Foreign Office including serving as director of security and director for counter-terrorism. His final role was as director-general for international operations. He also spent three years as Head of Intelligence at UK Customs.

Gen. Michael V. Hayden is a retired four-star United States Air Force General who served as Director of the CIA and the NSA. Gen. Hayden was the country’s first principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country.

Todd Hinnen is the chair of the privacy and data security practice at Perkins Coie and a lecturer at Stanford Law School and University of Washington Law School. He previously served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice, Chief Counsel to then-Senator Biden, and Director for Combatting Terrorism at the National Security Council.

Michael Hsieh is a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Hitachi Fellow. He has served as a program manager in the Information Innovation Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where his focus was on quantitative and cryptographic techniques for establishing provable security in big data and software. He has held senior technical positions at SAIC and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Jamil Jaffer is the founder of the National Security Institute at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, where he also serves as a Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law & Policy Program.  He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and previously served in a variety of federal government and private sector roles, including as the Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and in the White House as an Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush.

Jeffrey Johnson is President and CEO of SquirrelWerkz, a cyber and economic threat intelligence services company. He was previously an Executive Director within the cyber risk advisory practice of Ernst & Young.

Sean Kanuck served as the first National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues from 2011 to 2016. He previously served in the CIA’s Information Operations Center and was a contributing author for the 2009 White House Cyberspace Policy Review.

Herbert Lin is Senior Research Scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His research focuses on policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace and the use of offensive operations in cyberspace.

David Shedd is a veteran U.S. intelligence officer and former Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Prior to that, he served as the DIA’s deputy director and held top positions at the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Council.

Rhea Siers is a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University. She formerly served as Deputy Associate Director for Policy at the National Security Agency (NSA). Her operational, legal, policy, and academic work focuses on cyber operations, data privacy, intelligence and counterterrorism.

Kiron Skinner is the Director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. Her government service has included membership on the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board; the Chief of Naval Operations’ Executive Panel; and the National Security Education Board.

Matthew Spence is a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, where he focuses on technology mergers and acquisition, particularly in cybersecurity. He is also the William J. Perry Fellow at Stanford University. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy and as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economic Affairs on the National Security Council. He is the co-founder and currently serves on the board of the Truman National Security Project.

V.S. Subrahmanian is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland where he directs the Lab for Computational Cultural Dynamics. An expert in cybersecurity and big data predictive analytics, he authored the Global Cyber-Vulnerability Report and has developed several other data-driven predictive predictive models and software for improved security.

Mark Weatherford is SVP & Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour and previously served as the first-ever Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation where he directed the cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection program.