Board Members

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David Hoffman

Professor of the Practice at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy

David Hoffman is the Steed Family Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He also formerly was the Associate General Counsel, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer for Intel Corporation. Hoffman currently...

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Jen Ellis

Founder, Nextjensecurity

Jen Ellis is working to reduce cyber risk for all digital citizens. She partners with security experts, technology providers and operators, civil society, and governments, to create greater understanding of cybersecurity challenges and solutions...

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Lorrie Faith Cranor

Director & Bosch Distinguished Professor of the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Lorrie Faith Cranor is the Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor of the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute and FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University…

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Sam Curry

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Zscaler

Sam is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute, and in addition to his role the Cybersecurity Coalition, Sam’s early background was in cryptography, physics and languages. He was part of an early startup that pioneered VPN...

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Alexander Niejelow

Cybersecurity and Technology Executive

Alexander Niejelow is a cybersecurity and technology expert whose experience spans across the private sector and government. Alex most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Cybersecurity Coordination and Advocacy at Mastercard. In this role, Alex was responsible for…

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Eric Wenger

Senior Director, Technology Policy, Global Government Affairs

Eric Wenger is Senior Director for technology policy and leads Cisco's government affairs work globally on a range of policy issues, including: cybersecurity, 5G, IOT, lawful intercept, and data protection. Eric came to Cisco from Microsoft, where he was Policy Counsel.

Executive Leadership

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Ari Schwartz


A leading voice in cybersecurity policy with over two decades of government and nonprofit experience, Ari serves as the Coordinator for the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law. Ari also serves as Venable LLP’s Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services and Policy…

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Bri Law

Deputy Coordinator

Bri Law is the Deputy Coordinator of the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law. Bri serves as a senior cybersecurity services project manager at Venable, LLP. Among her duties, Bri works as the Deputy Coordinator for the Cybersecurity Coalition, an initiative of the Center…