The Honorable Melissa Hathaway, member of the Potomac Institute Board of Regents, Senior Fellow, and member of the Cyber Readiness Index team recently published an article entitled: "Patching Our Digital Future Is Unsustainable and Dangerous."


The full length article can be found at


Melissa Hathaway is a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cyber security. She served in two US presidential administrations, spearheading the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and leading the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) for President George W. Bush. Today, she is a Senior Fellow and a member of the Board of Regents at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. She is also a Senior Advisor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada, a non-resident Research Fellow at the Kosciuszko Institute in Poland, and she is President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC, her own consultancy. Melissa developed a unique methodology for evaluating and measuring national levels of preparedness for certain cyber security risks, known as the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI). The CRI methodology is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish, and is being applied to 125 countries.


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