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Charles (Chuck) Barry is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies in Washington D.C. He studies network integration and cyber security policy. A primary research portfolio is the international aspects of cyber security, in particular, those aspects affecting NATO, its members and partner states in the conduct of Alliance business, consultations and military operations. His research supports the OSD Cyber Policy Office and NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges Directorate Cyber Defense Office. Dr. Barry writes and speaks on issues of interoperable systems, secure network integration and command and control architectures. His Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore focused on network integration across the Department of Defense.

Steven R. Chabinsky serves as Deputy Assistant Director within the FBI's Cyber Division. The Cyber Division manages all FBI domestic and international investigative and outreach efforts focused on protecting the United States from cyber attack, cyber espionage, online child exploitation, Internet fraud, intellectual property rights theft, and other high technology crimes. In 2009, Mr. Chabinsky completed a joint duty assignment with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) where he served as the Chair of the National Cyber Study Group, the Director of the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force, and Acting Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Cyber. Prior to that, Mr. Chabinsky served as Chief of the FBI's Cyber Intelligence Section, where he organized and led the FBI's analysis and reporting on terrorism, foreign intelligence, and criminal matters having a cyber threat nexus.

Nazli Choucri is a Professor of Political Science, and serves as Associate Director of MIT's Technology and Development Program (TDP). She is the architect and Director of the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD), a multi-lingual web-based knowledge networking system focusing on the multi-dimensionality of sustainability. Choucri is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, and has been re-elected President of the Scientific Advisory Committee of UNESCO's Management of Social Transformation (MOST) Program. Choucri has been involved in research or advisory work for national and international agencies, and for a number or countries, including: Algeria, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The author of eleven books and over 120 articles, Choucri is the Principle Investigator and Director of a multi-year multi-disciplinary MIT-Harvard Research Project "Explorations in Cyber International Relations."

Paul Cornish is Professor of International Security at the University of Bath. He has spoken and published extensively on cyber security policy. Recent publications include Cyber Security and Politically, Socially and Religiously Motivated Cyber Attacks (European Parliament, 2009); Cyberspace and the National Security of the United Kingdom: Threats and Responses (co-author, Chatham House, 2009); On Cyber Warfare (co-author, Chatham House, 2010); The Vulnerabilities of Developed States to Economic Cyber Warfare (Chatham House, 2011); and Cyber Security and the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (co-author, Chatham House, 2011). Professor Cornish is a member of the UK Chief of Defense Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel.

Andrew Cushman is Senior Director of Strategy in the Trustworthy Computing Group at Microsoft Corp. Cushman works with teams across Microsoft and the broader security ecosystem to catalyze technical, economic and policy innovation in order to bring about a safer, more trusted Internet. Cushman previously managed the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) and was responsible for emergency response to security threats, response policies, and monthly updates. Cushman expanded the MSRC's outreach programs to cover security researchers as well as mainstream security organizations, companies and computer emergency response teams. He also led the Internet Information Services (IIS) team during the development of IIS 6.0 in Windows Server® 2003, one of the first Microsoft products to fully adopt the security engineering processes that are today embodied in the SDL and remains a “poster child” of Microsoft’s commitment to security engineering and Trustworthy Computing. Cushman earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Washington and a master of international business degree from Seattle University. Away from work, he is an avid skier.

Ron Deibert (PhD, University of British Columbia) is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary research and development hothouse working at the intersection of the Internet, global security, and human rights. He is a co-founder and a principal investigator of the OpenNet Initiative and Information Warfare Monitor projects. Deibert was one of the founders and (former) VP of global policy and outreach for Psiphon Inc. Deibert has published numerous articles, chapters, and four books on issues related technology, media, and world politics. He was one of the authors of the Tracking Ghostnet report that documented an alleged cyber-espionage network affecting over 1200 computers in 103 countries, and the Shadows in the Cloud report, which analyzed a cloud-based espionage network.

Chris C. Demchak has a PhD from Berkeley (political science) with a focus on organization theory and systems, security studies, and surprise in complex technical systems across nations. She also holds masters degrees in economic development (Princeton) and energy engineering (Berkeley), respectively. She has published numerous articles on societal security difficulties with large-scale information systems to include cyberwar and cyber privacy (“theory of action”, “BIK behavior-based privacy”), security institutions (CT “Knowledge Nexus”) and new military models (“Atrium model” for joint forces), and the book Military Organizations, Complex Machines in the Cornell Security Studies series. An early researcher in the Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) field, Dr. Demchak has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on comparative security and modernized organizations, the institutional history of war and the state, the emerging global information systems, and the worldwide diffusion of defense technologies, including the use of game-based simulations in security analysis. A former US Army Reserve officer, Dr. Demchak has recently co-edited and contributed to Designing Resilience (2010 U Pitt Press) and has forthcoming Wars of Disruption and Resilience: Cybered Conflict, Power, and National Security Conflicts (2011 UGA Press). She is currently working on a new manuscript tentatively entitled Cyber Command: Ensuring Sovereignty in the Cybered Conflict Age.

Greg Dempsey is currently the Senior Policy Officer for cybercrime, money laundering, and terrorist financing at Foreign Affairs Canada. In this role I was a delegate to the inaugural UN Intergovernmental Experts' Group on Cybercrime at the UNODC in Vienna in January 2011. I have previously worked on security issues for Canada's G8 Presidency, and I was a delegate representing Canada at the 64th UN General Assembly. I hold an LLB from the University of Victoria, a BSc in CompSci from Bishop's University, and a BA in Econ (also from Bishop's).

Martha Finnemore is a University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research focuses on global governance, international organizations, international norm dynamics, and social theory. She is the author of “Cultivating International Cyber Norms” in Kristin Lord and Travis Sharp, eds. America's Cyber Future: Security and Prosperity in the Information Age, Center for a New American Security, May 2011.

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Jack Goldsmith is Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University, where he specializes in national security law, and international law, and presidential power. He is the author of five books and dozens of articles on these and other subjects. Before coming to Harvard, Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, from October 2003 through July 2004, and Special Counsel to the General Counsel to the Department of Defense from September 2002 through June 2003. Goldsmith’s publications related to cybersecurity include Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World (Oxford Press 2006) (with Tim Wu), Cybersecurity Treaties: A Skeptical View, in Future Challenges in National Security and Law (Hoover Institution, Berkowitz. ed. 2011), and The Cyberthreat, Government Network Operations, and the Fourth Amendment, in Constitution 3.0 (Brookings Institution 2011).

Marc Goodman is a global thinker, writer and consultant focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies on security, business and international affairs. Over the past twenty years, he has built his expertise in next generation security threats such as cyber crime, cyber terrorism and information warfare working with organizations such as Interpol, the United Nations, NATO, the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Government. He founded the Future Crimes Institute to inspire and educate others on the security and risk implications of newly emerging technologies and serves as the Global Security Advisor and Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University. Mr. Goodman holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.

Amy E. Gordon joined the Foundation in 2006 as Director of International Peace and Security. Prior to her arrival at MacArthur, Gordon served in the U.S. Department of State, where she led diplomatic coordination of the Proliferation Security Initiative -- a global effort to halt illicit shipments of WMD-related materials. She served as Chief of the Political Military Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (2000-2003). Gordon was an advisor to the Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the Secretary of State on ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention, in the mid-late 1990s. Gordon holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University and was also a Research Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center, Harvard University.

Melissa Hathaway is President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC and a Senior Advisor at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. Ms. Hathaway served in the Obama Administration as Acting Senior Director for Cyberspace at the National Security Council and led the Cyberspace Policy Review. During the last two years of the administration of George W. Bush, Ms. Hathaway served as Cyber Coordination Executive and Director of the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where she led the development of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). At the conclusion of her government service she received the National Intelligence Reform Medal in recognition of her achievements. Previously, Ms. Hathaway was a Principal with Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., where she led two primary business units: information operations and long range strategy and policy support, supporting key offices within the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Earlier in her career she worked with Evidence Based Research, Inc. and the American Foreign Service Association. Ms. Hathaway is frequent keynote speaker on cybersecurity matters, and regularly publishes papers and commentary in this field.

Duncan B. Hollis is a Professor of International Law and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Temple University School of Law. Professor Hollis's scholarship focuses on international agreements, examining the formation, interpretation, and application of treaties and political commitments in international, comparative and constitutional contexts. As part of that research agenda, Professor Hollis is examining how existing rules of international law regulate cyber threats, the ways new norms could be formed to redress such threats, and what the content of such norms might look like. Professor Hollis is the editor of the Oxford Guide to Treaties (forthcoming, 2012) and National Treaty Law & Practice (2005). His most recent work, An e-SOS for Cyberspace, appears in the Summer 2011 volume of the Harvard International Law Journal. Prior to joining the Temple faculty, Professor Hollis served from 1998 to 2004 in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State where he spent several years as the Attorney-Adviser for Treaty Affairs

Will Howerton specializes at Paladin Capital Group in exploring opportunities in cyber security and in advising corporate executives on cyber risk, in areas including risk analysis, strategy, governance, technology, policy, and crisis management. He recently contributed to "Confronting Cyber Risk in Critical Infrastructure: The National and Economic Benefits of Security Development Processes," a whitepaper commissioned by Microsoft and published in May 2012. Mr. Howerton received his B.A. from Georgetown University and completed coursework at Sciences-Po, Paris, in international relations and international security.

Rex B. Hughes, PhD, is the assistant director of the Cyber Defence Project (CDP) at the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) and a visiting fellow for cyber security at both Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Prior to his Cambridge doctoral research Hughes founded the University of Washington Center for Internet Studies, the first university Internet Studies programme. There he pioneered with IBM and the US State Department the first software application for secure diplomatic communications, iEnvoy™

Roger Hurwitz is a Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), a senior Fellow at the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the University of Toronto, and a founder of Explorations in Cyber International Relations (ECIR), a Minerva Research Initiative program at Harvard and MIT. A Ph.D. in computational social sciences, with application to international relations and communication studies, his research and writing include modelling conflict escalation and de-escalation, Middle East politics, measuring information flows, content analysis and hermeneutics. He has taught at MIT, Northeastern and the Hebrew University, and co-developed (with John Mallery) the White House Electronics Publication System, used by the Clinton administrations, and the Open Meeting platform for wide-area online collaboration. In addition to developing a research agenda for cyber norms, his current work includes the development of a computational system for cyber events data and ontologies, and modelling the complexities of cyber incidents.

Nigel Inkster CMG, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London since 2007, responsible for developing research programs on non-traditional security threats including transnational terrorism, transnational organized crime, cyber security, climate change and security, and the role of intelligence in policy-making. He has authored several articles plus a chapter in a forthcoming book on China in the cyber domain. From 1975 to 2006, he served in the British Secret Intelligence Service, culminating as Assistant Chief and Director of Operations and Intelligence (2004-2006). He graduated from St John's College, Oxford,1974, with a BA and 1st class honors in Oriental Studies.

Eric Talbot Jensen is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young Law School in Provo, Utah, where he teaches Public International Law, US National Security Law, Criminal Law, the Law of Armed Conflict, and Cyber law. Prior to his current position, he spent 20 years in the US Army, serving in various positions including as the Chief of the Army’s International Law Branch; Deputy Legal Advisor for Task Force Baghdad; Professor of International and Operational Law at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School; legal advisor to the US contingent of UN Forces deployed to Skopje, Macedonia as part of UNPREDEP; and legal advisor in Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor/Guard. Professor Jensen is a graduate of Brigham Young University (B.A., International Relations), University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D.), The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (LL.M.) and Yale Law School (LL.M.). Professor Jensen’s scholarship focuses on international law, national security law, cyber law and international criminal law. His recent publications include a case book The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach (2012), with G. Corn, V. Hansen, C. Jenks, R. Jackson, and J. Schoettle, and several law review articles on international law in cyber conflict.

Ferenc "Frank" Kalmar is a career foreign service officer, whose previous assignment was desk officer in the Security Policy and Non-Proliferation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary. There he was responsible inter alia for emerging security challenges/cyber defense. Mr. Kalmar drafted a cyber defense non-paper introduced in the EU under Hungary’s Presidency, wrote the cyber security chapter of the new Hungarian national security strategy, and helped coordinate Hungarian position for NATO's then-nascent cyber defense policy. He currently has cyber affairs in his portfolio at the Hungarian embassy in Washington, working in particular to assit preparations for the Budapest International Cyberspace Conference in October 2012, by securing appropriate US participation and by providing analysis on important American perspectives and developments.

Sean Kanuck was appointed as the first National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues in May 2011. Mr. Kanuck came to the NIC after a decade of experience in the CIA's Information Operations Center, including both analytic and field assignments. In his Senior Analytic Service role, he was a contributing author for the 2009 White House Cyberspace Policy Review, an Intelligence Fellow with the Directorates for Cybersecurity and Combating Terrorism at the National Security Council, and a member of the US delegation to the UN Group of Governmental Experts on international information security.

Camino Kavanagh is currently a non-resident PhD student at the Department of War Studies (King’s College London) and Visiting Doctoral Student Fellow with the Citizen Lab at the Munk School for Global Affairs. She holds an M.A. in Contemporary War Studies awarded by the Dept. of War Studies at KCL; an M.A in Human Rights & Democratization (EIUC/ University of Essex); and an MA in Translation & Interpreting with major in International Relations (University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium). She has worked with the UN’s Department of Peace Keeping Operations in Guatemala (MINUGUA) and Burundi (ONUB), and with other international organizations in Cambodia, Honduras, Southern and West Africa and the Andean Region in South America. Camino served as Special Adviser to the Secretary General of International IDEA from 2007-2009. More recently she has worked as head of the state building team at NYU’s Centre on International Cooperation, with a strong focus on how the international system, particularly the UN, is responding to transnational threats such as organized crime and terrorism.

Mitchell Komaroff serves as the Director, Globalization Task Force (GTF), for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration / DoD Chief Information Officer (ASD(NII)/DoD CIO). He is primarily responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for mitigating national security risks to DoD arising from the increasing globalization of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Mitchell Komaroff is the ASD(NII)/DoD CIO focal point for: transactional risk management of matters arising in Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) as well as Federal Communications Commission Licensing matters; he is the DoD lead for policy development addressing global supply chain risk. Previously, Mitchell Komaroff was a Computer Scientist with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and with industry, where he worked on network quality of service (QoS), IA Architecture and Information Management issues. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Mathematics from George Mason University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland, School of Law.

Adriane Lapointe is currently Special Assistant for Cyber to the Director of Foreign Affairs at the National Security Agency. Until October, 2011, she was a Visiting Fellow in the Technology and Public Policy Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Her NSA career began in 1996 after 10 years in academics; she has a Ph.D. in English Literature and Language from the University of Chicago.

Karl N. Levitt joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science, University of California, Davis in 1986; after 20 years on the research staff of the Computer Science Laboratory (CSL) of SRI International, with the final five as Director of CSL. At SRI he led projects concerned with many aspects of computer system design, especially issues of security, fault-tolerance, and formal methods. At Davis he established programs in computer security and formal methods, and was a major contributor to the creation of the Security Laboratory, which now includes 8 faculty, 3 full time researchers, 30 graduate students, and has graduated 50 PhDs. Levitt has led projects for DARPA, NSF, NSA, AFRL, ARL, CIA, and other Government and commercial organizations, with many concerning intrusion detection and automated response to attacks. He has contributed to the development of the first intrusion detection systems for local area networks, for small scale distributed systems, and a scalable system for large networks. From 2005 to 2009, he was the lead program manager for NSF’s programs: Cyber Trust and its successor Trustworthy Computing, and co-led the Infosec Research Council, an informal consortium of Government program managers for computer security activities.

Herbert Lin is chief scientist at the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council of the National Academies, where he has been study director of major projects on public policy and information technology. These studies include a 2010 study on cyber deterrence (Proceedings of a Workshop on Deterring Cyberattacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options for U.S. Policy), a 2009 study on offensive information warfare (Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities), a 2007 study on cybersecurity research (Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace), a 1999 study of Defense Department systems for command, control, communications, computing, and intelligence (Realizing the Potential of C4I: Fundamental Challenges), and a 1996 study on national cryptography policy (Cryptography's Role in Securing the Information Society). Prior to his NRC service, he was a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee (1986-1990), where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues. He received his doctorate in physics from MIT.

Patrick D. Lincoln is the Director of the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International. The Computer Science Laboratory studies the logical foundations of scalable systems that are beyond the scope of traditional testing or simulation, and builds and applies efficient high-level tools for rigorous mechanical analysis. Current systems of interest include not only traditional computer hardware and software, but also biological systems and nanoelectronics. Dr. Lincoln has published extensively and broadly in fields ranging from biological signaling and logic programming to algorithm development, software security and network protection.

Kristin Lord is Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security. Prior to joining CNAS, she was a fellow at the Brookings Institution, associate dean of The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, and a special advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs. Her publications include two books on international politics and security in the information age and a CNAS report entitled, "America's Cyber Future: Security and Prosperity in the Information Age," which includes 14 papers related to cyber security.

Catherine Lotrionte is the Executive Director of the Institute for Law, Science & Global Security, Visiting Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director and of Georgetown University’s CyberProject. From 2002 to 2006 she served as Counsel to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House. In 2002 she served as a legal counsel for the Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to that, Professor Lotrionte was Assistant General Counsel with the Office of General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency. At Georgetown she teaches courses on intelligence law, international law and foreign policy. In 2006 she established the Nonproliferation Project as well as the CyberProject which she directs. Professor Lotrionte earned her PhD from Georgetown University and her JD from New York University and is the author of numerous publications, including two forthcoming books, Cyber Policy: An Instrument of International Relations, Intelligence and National Power and U.S. National Security Law in the Post-Cold War Era. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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John C. Mallery has been affiliated at the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory or its predecessor the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory since 1980 as a graduate student and later a research scientist. His recent research involves national cyber strategy, escalatory models of cyber conflict, architectures for international cyber sharing and collaborative analysis, threat reduction via cyber norms, and technical strategies for cyber defense. He is generally concerned with cyber policy and has been developing advanced architectural concepts for cyber security and transformational computing for the past decade. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, he served on Obama's cyber policy team and helped craft his July 16, 2008 cyber platform. Since 2006, he organized a series of national workshops on technical and policy aspects of cyber. His interests span a variety of fields from artificial intelligence, computer science and information assurance to cyber defense, economics and international relations. During the 1990s, he was the principal architect and developer of the White House Electronic Publications System that served the Clinton Administration from 1992-2001. In the process, he created and fielded the first large-scale wide-area collaboration system for the Vice President's 1994 Open Meeting on the National Performance Review with 4000 Federal workers, pioneered online survey research in 1992 leading up to hierarchical adaptive surveys in 1996, implemented the first production HTTP 1.1 Web server and URN resolver, among many other firsts.

Michele Markoff is the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Affairs, recently established by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Since 1998 she has been the senior State Department subject matter expert overseeing the development and implementation of foreign policy on cyberspace issues. As Senior Policy Advisor to Cyber Coordinator Christopher Painter, she helps to coordinate the spectrum of cyber policy issues across the Department, develops diplomatic strategies to encourage states to join the United States in taking steps to protect their critical networks and to cooperate internationally to preserve cyber stability. She implements those strategies through negotiations in a wide variety of venues. Ms. Markoff is an expert in Russian and Chinese military affairs and decision-making and spent the first half of her career in a variety of strategic nuclear arms-control-related posts: As State Department Advisor and then Executive Secretary to the START I Talks; later as Senior Policy Advisor and Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency’s Policy Planning Group

Mark Matz is Director of Policy and Issues Management within the National Cyber Security Directorate at Public Safety Canada. Mark has worked in various policy postions with the Government of Canada, including with the Privy Council Office helping to manage the Cabinet agenda as well as national security and criminal justice issues. Mark holds a Masters of Philosophy from the University of Oxford.

Tim Maurer is affiliated with the Harvard Kennedy School and the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, Germany. His research focuses on international affairs and cybersecurity. His most recent article "WikiLeaks 2010: A Glimpse of the Future?" was published by Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

David Mussington is Senior Advisor for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Dr. Mussington leads cyber strategy and policy development in the DASD for Cyber Policy. He is a published expert on cyber security and critical infrastructure protection, conducting post doctoral research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and at the RAND Corporation. He received B.A. and MA degrees from the University of Toronto, and a PhD from Carleton University in Ottawa Canada.

Jan Neutze recently joined Microsoft's Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy (GSSD) team as a Senior Security Strategist focusing on cybersecurity and internet governance/norms issues. Mr. Neutze came to Microsoft from the United Nations, where he served for three years on the UN Secretary-General's Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF), leading efforts focused on countering terrorist use of the Internet. Prior to his role at the United Nations, Jan worked in two Washington, DC-based think tanks - the Atlantic Council of the United States and the German Marshall Fund of the United States - where he focused on transatlantic foreign and security policy issues. Mr. Neutze holds a law degree from the University of Muenster (Germany) and an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

Vinh Nguyen is a cybersecurity analyst at the Department of Defense. He provides strategic cyber mitigation strategies and policy analytic support to USG decision and policymakers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in computer science and psychology, and completed his master's in International Science and Technology at George Washington University.

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and a Deputy Under Secretary of State. His most recent books include Soft Power, The Powers to Lead, and The Future of Power. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, he was ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy.

Christopher Painter is the Coordinator for Cyber Policy at the US Department of State. Mr. Painter has been on the vanguard of cyber issues for twenty years. Most recently, Mr. Painter served in the White House as Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy in the National Security Staff. During his two years at the White House, Mr. Painter was a senior member of the team that conducted the President's Cyberspace Policy Review and subsequently served as Acting Cybersecurity Coordinator. He coordinated the development of a forthcoming international strategy for cyberspace and chaired high-level interagency groups devoted to international and other cyber issues. Mr. Painter began his federal career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles where he led some of the most high profile and significant cybercrime prosecutions in the country, including the prosecution of notorious computer hacker Kevin Mitnick. He subsequently helped lead the case and policy efforts of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section in the U.S. Department of Justice and served, for a short time, as Deputy Assistant Director of the F.B.I.'s Cyber Division

Emilian Papadopoulos is Good Harbor's chief of staff and a director with its cyber risk management practice. He has advised clients in sectors including telecommunications, critical infrastructure, and legal and financial services on issues including cyber risk management, critical infrastructure security, and crisis management. He co-authored "Confronting Cyber Risk in Critical Infrastructure: The National and Economic Benefits of Security Development Processes," "Introduction to Terrorism: What the Next President Will Face," and "Securing Passenger Rail Against Terrorism: Recommendations for Plan Abu Dhabi 2030." Mr. Papadopoulos previously worked for Foreign Affairs Canada and at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the University of Toronto and received a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Greg Rattray is a partner in Delta Risk and expert in establishing strategies for cyber security across both the government and private sectors. During his 23 year Air Force career, he served as the Director for Cyber Security on the National Security Council staff in the White House where he was a key contributor to the President's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, helped initiate the first national cyber security exercise program involving government and the private sector, and served as a senior security adviser on foreign investments for the U.S. government regarding corporate acquisitions and outsourcing concerns in the telecommunications and information technology sector. Greg also commanded the Operations Group of the AF Information Warfare Center. A Full Member, Council on Foreign Relations, he earned a Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and a Doctor of Philosophy in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is the author of the seminal Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace

Karl Frederick Rauscher is a Bell Labs Fellow, cited for achieving first 6 9's performance and for architecture of homeland security approach for communication networks. He personally discovered over 1,000 software errors in live public communications network systems; led development of over 800 industry Best Practices on network reliability and security; and served as an advisor to governments and industry on five continents. He is the author of EC ARECI and IEEE ROGUCCI reports as well China-U.S. and Russia-U.S. track 2 bilateral reports on cybersecurity.

Rafal Rohozinski is one of Canada’s thought leaders in the fields of cyber security and Internet freedom. He is the founder and CEO of The SecDev Group and Psiphon Inc., and his work in information security spans two decades and 37 countries, including conflict zones in the CIS, the Middle East and Africa. His well known work on cyber espionage includes co-authorship of the Tracking GhostNet, Shadows in the Cloud and Koobface. He was a senior scholar at the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and a director of the Advanced Network Research Group, University of Cambridge. With Ron Deibert he founded the Information Warfare Monitor and the OpenNet Initiative. In addition to publishing extensively in academic journals and the press on cyber conflict and war fighting, he was a lead editor and contributor to Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2010), and Access Contested: Security, Identity and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2011).

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John E. Savage is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. He earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering at MIT in coding and communication theory and joined Bell Laboratories in 1965 and Brown University in 1967. In 1979 he co-founded the Department of Computer Science at Brown and served as its second chair from 1985 to 1991. His research has centered on theoretical computer science and currently includes cybersecurity, computational nanotechnology, the performance of multicore chips, and reliable computing with unreliable elements. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of AAAS and ACM, and a Life Fellow of IEEE. He served as Jefferson Science Fellow in the U.S. Department of State in 2009-2010.

Eric Sears joined the MacArthur Foundation in May 2009. He oversees several areas of MacArthur's human rights grantmaking portfolio, including efforts to advance an open and secure internet. His responsibilities also include grantmaking to promote accountability for atrocity crimes and efforts to leverage technology for human rights protections. Prior to joining MacArthur, Eric worked in the Crimes Against Humanity Program at Human Rights First, in New York, and for Amnesty International USA, in Washington DC, where he helped establish the orgnization's Crisis Response Program.

Michael Sechrist is Project Manager of the Harvard ECIR program. Previously, he was an ICT research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. He has written two reports on undersea communication cable issues and helped expand the industry-led International Cable Protection Committee to include government members for the first time. He has an MPP from Harvard and a BS from Northeastern University.

Bill Studeman has a long history in Cyber and Information based strategy and conflict, and in national security intelligence. He served as the director of Naval Intelligence, the Director of the NSA, the Deputy Director of the CIA and twice Acting Director of the CIA. Later at TRW/Northrop Grumman, he took leading roles in defense, intel and cyber/IO work. He currently allocates one-third of his time to government advisory boards, one-third to industrial consulting and one-third to retirement.

Eneken Tikk was one of the first lawyers to explore the legal landscape of the Internet in Estonia. She has been involved in implementing critical information systems (Schengen, E-Health) in Estonia, engaged in drafting several Estonian national legal instruments in the fields of data protection and access to information; worked as an IT law attorney and advised different Estonian national authorities on the legal aspects of telecommunications and information security. She led the group of legal experts at the Estonian Ministry of Defense to analyze the cyber incidents in Estonia in 2007 and was part of drafting the Estonian National Cyber Security Strategy in 2008. She just ended her tour at NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence where she served as legal adviser and head of the Legal and Policy Branch. Eneken holds a PhD degree from Tartu University for the dissertation "A Comprehensive Legal Approach to Cyber Security".

Paul Triolo is a senior cybersecurity and Internet policy analyst with the Department of Defense. He has worked in the cyber field for nearly 15 years on a range of issues, including Internet and information control and security, supply chain issues, and cyber espionage. He provides policy-related analytic support to USG policymakers on various cyber-related topics. Prior to joining the government, Mr. Triolo worked in Silicon Valley for a large US IT firm as an electrical engineer. His hobbies include cycling and photography.

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Jody Westby provides legal and consulting services in the areas of privacy, security, cybercrime, IT governance, and e-discovery. She is CEO of Global Cyber Risk and also serves as Distinguished Fellow for Carnegie Mellon CyLab. Ms. Westby chairs the American Bar Association’s Privacy & Computer Crime Committee and co-chairs the World Federation of Scientists Permanent Monitoring Panel on Information Security. She is also a member of the United Nation’s ITU High Level Experts Group on Cyber Security and led the development of the ITU Toolkit for Cybercrime Legislation. Ms. Westby is co-author and editor of four books on privacy, security, cybercrime, and enterprise security programs and speaks globally on these issues. She developed an IT governance guide for boards of directors and senior executives for Carnegie Mellon University and authored the 2008 and 2010 CyLab Governance Survey Reports on board and senior management governance of privacy and security.

Panayotis "Pano" Yannakogeorgos is a Cyber Defense Analyst and Faculty Researcher at the Air Force Research Institute. His research is focused on the impact of malicious cyber activities on global and military affairs, and the establishment of global norms of behavior for cyberspace. Recent publications include "Beyond Anonymous: Strategically Using Global Norms to Resolve the Cyber Attribution Challenge" (AU Press, 2012) and “Cyberspace: The New Frontier and the Same Old Multilateralism” in Global Norms: American Sponsorship and the Emerging Pattern of World Politics (Palgrave 2010), and “Pitfalls of the Private Public Partnership Model” in Crime and Terrorism Risk: Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Routledge, 2011). He taught graduate courses on globalization, security and intelligence at Rutgers University's Division of Global Affairs, where he also served as Senior Program Coordinator, and headed the Center for the Study of Emergent Threats in the 21st Century. In 2006 he served as an Adviser within the United Nations Security Council on issues related to nuclear non-proliferation, the Middle East (including Iran), Al-Qaida and Internet misuse. He earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University and an ALB in Philosophy from Harvard University.

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