Career Panel: Positions in Cybersecurity Policy

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Location: Dowling Hall, Room 745

Sharon Bradford Franklin is Director of Surveillance & Cybersecurity Policy at New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI). She leads OTI’s work on issues involving government surveillance, encryption, cybersecurity, and government access to data. She also serves as a non-resident fellow at Georgetown’s Center for National Security and the Law. Prior to joining OTI, Franklin served as executive director of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent federal agency that reviews counterterrorism programs to ensure that they include appropriate safeguards for privacy and civil liberties. She previously served as senior counsel at the Constitution Project, a nonprofit legal watchdog group. Franklin graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School.is the director of surveillance and cybersecurity policy for New America’s Open Technology Institute, and thus leads OTI’s work on issues involving government surveillance, encryption, cybersecurity, and government access to data. She also serves as a non-resident fellow at Georgetown’s Center for National Security and the Law.

Siobhan McDermott leads the Bank of America’s Global Cyber Public Policy team. She was previously Risk and Cybersecurity Principal at Ernst and Young, and has also served as Chief Information Security Officer for Utilidata, Inc. and Chief Policy Officer for AVG Technologies. And she’s a Fletcher grad!

Kate Charlet is the inaugural director of Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program. She works primarily on the security and international implications of evolving technologies, with a focus on cybersecurity and cyber conflict, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence.
Charlet most recently served as the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, where she managed the development of the U.S. Department of Defense’s cyber policy and strategy, the development of cyber capabilities, and the expansion of international cyber relationships. Charlet is the recipient of the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award and has served in senior advisory roles on the Defense Science Board Task Forces on Cyber Deterrence, on Cyber as a Strategic Capability, and on the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

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