Additional speakers to be announced soon
The distinguished speakers teaching the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum are thought leaders and innovators of cyber security. Drawing from Yale’s own renowned Law School as well as from leadership positions in government and industry, these individuals collectively offer an essential set of strategies and principles to guide our institutions, governments, and businesses, and societies.
Oona A. Hathaway
Forum Director; Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale University
Oona A. Hathaway is also Professor of International Law and Area Studies at the Yale University MacMillan Center, on the faculty at the Jackson Institute for International Affairs, and Professor (by courtesy) of the Yale University Department of Political Science. She is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the American Society of International Law and the Advisory Committee on International Law for the Legal Adviser at the United States Department of State. In 2014-15, she took leave from Yale Law School to serve as Special Counsel to the General Counsel for National Security Law at the U.S. Department of Defense, where she was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence. Her current research focuses on the foundations of modern international law, the intersection of U.S. constitutional law and international law, the enforcement of international law, and the law of armed conflict. She is a principal investigator on a recent grant awarded by Hewlett Foundation to study cyber conflict. She has published more than twenty-five law review articles, including The Law of Cyber-Attack, and she is the co-author of The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World (with Scott Shapiro).
Richard Domingues Boscovich
Assistant General Counsel, Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft
As Senior Attorney on Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, Richard Boscovich leads a team of investigators focused on malicious code and spyware enforcement cases. Based in Redmond, Wash., the team actively analyzes all forms of malware such as botnets, malvertising, scarware and click fraud. His work in the field includes the legal strategies used in the take downs of the Waledac, Rustock and more recently, the Kelihos bot-nets. In addition to analyzing malicious code, the team actively pursues partnerships with others in the industry, as well as law enforcement agencies, and academics in the field.
Chief Privacy Officer & Legal Engineer, Immuta; Visiting Fellow, Yale Law School
Andrew Burt is Chief Privacy Officer and Legal Engineer at Immuta, and a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Previously, Andrew was a special advisor for policy to the head of the FBI Cyber Division, where he served as lead author on the FBI’s after-action report on the 2014 attack on Sony. A former reporter, Andrew has published articles on technology, history and law in the New York Times, the Financial Times, Slate, and the Harvard Business Review, where he is a contributor. Andrew holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from McGill University. He is a term-member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Washington, DC, and Virginia State Bars, and a Global Information Assurance Certified (GIAC) cyber incident response handler.
Clinical Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and Information Society Project Executive Director, Yale Law School
Rebecca Crootof’s primary areas of research include torts, international law, national security, and cyber and technology law; her written work explores questions stemming from the iterative relationship between law and technology, often in light of social changes sparked by increasingly autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, robotics, and the Internet of Things. She lectures on law and technology issues at law schools and think tanks, has testified on artificial intelligence and public policy at the European Political Strategy Centre, and consults on the use of autonomous systems in armed conflicts. At YLS, she teaches “Technology Law,” a course that identifies the various ways both domestic and international legal regimes respond to and shape technological development, and the “Law and Artificial Intelligence” and “Torts and New Technologies” reading groups. Crootof earned a B.A. cum laude in English with a minor in Mathematics at Pomona College; a J.D. at Yale Law School; and a Ph.D. at Yale Law School, where she graduated as a member of the first class of Ph.D.’s in law awarded in the United States.
Managing Director and Global Head of Cybersecurity Fusion Center, Morgan Stanley
Jen Easterly is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Global Head of the Firm’s Cybersecurity Fusion Center. She joined the firm in February 2017 after nearly three decades in U.S. Government service. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Jen served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Counterterrorism, where she led the development and coordination of U.S. counterterrorism and hostage policy. Prior to that, she was the Deputy for Counterterrorism at the National Security Agency. A two-time recipient of the Bronze Star, Jen retired from the U.S. Army after more than twenty years of service in intelligence and cyber operations, including tours of duty in Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Responsible for standing up the Army’s first cyber battalion, Jen was also instrumental in the creation of United States Cyber Command. She is the 2018 recipient of the James W. Foley American Hostage Freedom Award.
Grace Murray Hopper Professor of Computer Science, Yale University
Joan Feigenbaum is the Grace Murray Hopper Professor of Computer Science at Yale University. She received a BA in Mathematics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford. Between finishing her Ph.D. in 1986 and starting at Yale in 2000, she was with AT&T, where she participated very broadly in the company's Information-Sciences research agenda, e.g., by creating a research group in Algorithms and Distributed Data, of which she was the manager in 1998-99. Professor Feigenbaum's research interests include security, privacy, anonymity, and accountability; Internet algorithmics; and computational complexity. While at Yale, she has been a principal in several high-profile activities, including the DHS-funded Pri-Fi Project, the DARPA-funded DISSENT project, and the NSF-funded PORTIA project. Her current and recent professional activities include service as the Department Chair of the Yale Computer Science Department (July 2014 through June 2017), Program Chair of the 2013 ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, and membership on the Editorial Board of Theory of Computing Systems and the Steering Committee of the NetEcon Workshop.
Founding Executive Director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection; Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Joshua Geltzer serves as the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection as well as Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is also an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America. Geltzer served from 2015 to 2017 as Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council staff, having served previously as Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council and as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as a law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court and, before that, as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is the author of US Counter-Terrorism Strategy and al-Qaeda: Signalling and the Terrorist World-View, published by Routledge; and his work has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Parameters, Politico, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, the Journal of Constitutional Law, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, and the Washington Post.
Head of Cybersecurity Policy, Facebook
Nathaniel Gleicher is a computer scientist and a lawyer, and works at the intersection of technology, policy, and law. He has taught computer programming, built and secured computer networks, prosecuted cybercrime at the U.S. Department of Justice, and served as Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council (NSC) in the White House. At the NSC, he developed U.S. government policy on key technology and cybersecurity challenges, including encryption, cyber deterrence, internet governance, and network security. Since leaving government, Nathaniel served as head of cybersecurity strategy at Illumio, and is currently the Head of Cybersecurity Policy at Facebook.
Fellow in National Security in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Susan Hennessey is Fellow in National Security in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. She is the Managing Editor of the Lawfare blog, which is devoted to sober and serious discussion of "Hard National Security Choices.” She focuses on national security issues surrounding cybersecurity, surveillance, federal terrorism prosecutions, and congressional oversight of the intelligence community. Prior to joining Brookings, Ms. Hennessey was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the National Security Agency. At the NSA, she advised operational elements on matters relating to Information Assurance and Cybersecurity and represented the Agency on cybersecurity legislation and related executive actions.
Adam S. Hickey
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Adam S. Hickey is a Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) of the National Security Division (NSD) at the Department of Justice (DOJ). He oversees the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES), including the FARA Registration Unit, and the Foreign Investment Review Staff. As the DAAG for National Asset Protection, he manages NSD’s efforts to combat national security threats to the private sector from computer intrusions and attacks, economic espionage, proliferation, malign foreign influence, and through foreign investment. Mr. Hickey also represents DOJ on interagency policy committees concerning cybersecurity.
Director of Business Development, Purism; Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School
Sean O'Brien is a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School with expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, and mobile device forensics. He is the Asst. Director for Technology at Yale Office of International Students & Scholars and Ph.D. student in Law at the University of South Africa. He founded Yale Privacy Lab in 2017, an initiative of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He is an active member of MakeHaven, a local non-profit makerspace, where he implements FreedomBox GNU/Linux servers.
Chief Trust and Security Officer, Uber
Matt Olsen is the Chief Trust and Security Officer at Uber, where he leads a global team responsible for cybersecurity, corporate security and investigations, and law enforcement engagement. Olsen previously worked for over two decades as a leading government official on national security, cyber, and law enforcement issues. Olsen served for three years in the Obama Administration as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and helped to lead the government’s counterterrorism efforts. Prior to joining NCTC, Olsen was the General Counsel for the National Security Agency, serving as NSA’s chief legal officer and focusing on surveillance law and cyber operations. Olsen also served in leadership positions at the Department of Justice, where he managed national security and criminal cases and helped establish the National Security Division. Olsen also was Special Counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For over a decade, Olsen worked as a federal prosecutor and began his public service career as a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. In addition to his public service, Olsen was a co-founder and president of IronNet Cybersecurity and a national security analyst for ABC News. Olsen also teaches at Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. He is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and serves on the board of Human Rights First and several advisory boards. Olsen graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia.
Senior Lecturer, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University; CNN analyst; former Special Agent, FBI
Asha Rangappa is director of admissions and a senior lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where she teaches National Security Law and related courses. Asha graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1996, and from Yale Law School in 2000. In between, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Bogota, Colombia, where she studied Colombian constitutional reform and its impact on U.S. drug policy in the region. Following law school Asha served as a law clerk for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She then joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent, specializing in counterintelligence investigations in New York City from 2002 until 2005. Prior to joining Jackson, Asha was Associate Dean at Yale Law School.
Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Yale Law School
Scott Shapiro is currently teaching the Law, Technology, and Policy of Cyber Conflict course with Professors Joan Feigenbaum and Oona Hathaway, and is a co-investigator on a grant from the Hewlett Foundation supporting cutting edge research on the law and technology of cyber conflict. He and Oona Hathaway co-authored The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World, a history of international law as it has evolved from the 17th century through the present. He joined the Yale Law faculty in July 2008 as a professor of law and philosophy.
Elizabeth & Tommy Holder Chair of Law and Ethics, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology; Associate Director for Policy, Institute for Information Security and Privacy, Georgia Institute of Technology
President and Chief Executive Officer, Redjack
Greg Virgin is Chief Executive Officer of Redjack, whose product creates the foundation for large enterprises to understand their digital activity and dramatically improve the resilience of their organizations. Greg has 17 years experience in cybersecurity, including seven years in the intelligence community and ten years as CEO of Redjack.
Director of International Relations & Leadership Programs, Yale Office of International Affairs
Edward (“Ted”) Wittenstein works in partnership with faculty, deans, and other key university administrators to advance a wide range of Yale initiatives around the world. He also serves as Executive Director of Yale’s Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy, a program of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs in collaboration with International Security Studies and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, founded upon the donation of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s papers to Yale. A Lecturer in Global Affairs, Ted teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on intelligence, cybersecurity, and national security decision-making. Ted is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. Before returning to work for Yale, Ted held a variety of positions at the Department of Defense, Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of State.