Cyber Policy Recommendations for the New Administration


A new administration and Congress provide a key opportunity to improve US cybersecurity and the governance of digital technologies. Yet the challenges appear daunting: viral disinformation, widespread privacy violations, algorithms biased by race, class and gender, ransomware running rampant, and unprecedented tech company scale and market dominance. Additionally, the US faces a persistent deficit in skilled cybersecurity workers, a lack of diversity in the field, and a public with wildly unequal broadband internet access. Meanwhile, competition among governance regimes, specifically between the United States, Europe and China, has raised the stakes over whether democracies or authoritarian governments will set the rules for the internet. The policy choices made by the new administration will play a pivotal role in shaping our global future. On February 24 at 10am PST, join Kelly Born from the Hewlett Foundation, Marietje Schaake from Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center, Michael Daniel from the Cyber Threat Alliance, and Ambassador Karen Kornbluh from the German Marshall Fund to discuss cyber policy priorities for the new administration.

This webinar draws on findings from Stanford Cyber Policy Center’s Recommendations for the New Administration, the Aspen Cybersecurity Group’s A National Cybersecurity Agenda for Resilient Digital Infrastructure, and the German Marshall Fund’s #Tech2021 - Ideas for Digital Democracy.



  • Kelly Born is the Director of the Cyber Initiative at the Hewlett Foundation, a ten-year, $130 million grant-making effort that aims to build a more robust cybersecurity field and improve policy-making.
  • Marietje Schaake is the international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. She was named President of the Cyber Peace Institute.
  • Michael Daniel currently serves as the President & CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). CTA is a not-for-profit that improves the cybersecurity of our global digital ecosystem by enabling high-quality cyber threat information sharing among companies and organizations in the cybersecurity field.
  • Ambassador Kornbluh has shaped public policy since the early days of the commercial Internet as a public servant and diplomat in the U.S. and internationally. Today, she continues that work in two key roles: At the German Marshall Fund of the United States, leading its Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative to ensure technology supports democracies around the globe; and as chair of the Open Technology Fund, a government-funded nonprofit advancing global Internet freedom.

Watch the event here.


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