Cyberattacks on governments, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals are a growing international challenge. Come learn from four experts on the cybersecurity frontline in international security, forensics, government, and the private sector what to expect in this rapidly evolving arena during a Nov. 10 event.

Panelist Bios:

Brandon Valeriano (Ph.D.) serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Marine Corps University and Senior Advisor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission 2.0. He was most recently the Donald Bren Chair of Military Innovation at the Marine Corps University at the Krulak Center. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and co-authored two books on cyber security and military strategy. Dr. Valeriano has testified before Congress and the UK Parliament on cyber security issues and also served as a Senior Advisor to the first Cyber Solarium Commission, whose work helped formulate cyber security strategy and legislative agendas for the United States government. Since earning his Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Valeriano has also written peer-reviewed articles, opinion pieces, and books on a range of other issues in international security.

Kerry-Ann Barrett (JD) currently serves as the Cybersecurity Program Manager for the Organization of American States. In this capacity, she provides technical expertise to member governments in development and capacity building for their cyber security policy frameworks. A recognized and sought-after expert in cyber security, she also represents the Organization of American States in numerous international conferences and organizations related to internet policy. Prior to joining the Organization of American States, she worked at ICANN, the international multistakeholder organization that governs the global internet, as well as in several positions within the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nina Kollars (Ph.D.) is currently a Special Advisor at the Office of Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, focusing on logistics, emerging technologies, cyber conflict, and military innovation. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on cyber security strategy, improvisational military innovation, and domestic terrorism. After receiving her Ph.D. in Political Science at The Ohio State University, Dr. Kollars taught at Franklin and Marshall College and the U.S. Naval War College.

Lodrina Cherne is a Fellow at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub, a part of the Aspen Institute dedicated to technology policy. She has extensive experience in both computer forensics and policy research, having worked for organizations including Arsenal Consulting, Cybereason, and the Harvard Kennedy School. Currently, her focus is on cybersecurity advocacy, cyber forensics, and efforts to build a more diverse cybersecurity workforce.

Sponsored by:
Class of ’61 International Speakers Series; International Affairs Program

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