Experience includes National Level Cyber Review for the White House, Extensive Work in Developing Strategy
Reinforcing its focus and attention on cyber security issues, the Potomac Institute welcomes Melissa Hathaway, former acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council, to its Board of Regents.
Melissa Hathaway is at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a senior advisor to its cyber security initiative, Project Minerva, a joint effort between the Department of Defense, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University.
Mike Swetnam, CEO and Chairman of Potomac Institute, highlighted the key insight and skill she brings to the think tank in cyber security and cyber space issues.
“Not one day goes by where we don’t hear about the serious policy and security issues resulting from cyber matters: activities, intrusions, capabilities, and more,” Swetnam said. “Melissa gets that big picture and can help us explore even further the range of policy issues and recommendations. This will help us connect our research and strategy in a more significant way.”
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Seminar Report Highlights Concerns of Current Situation and Suggestions for the Next Phase
In 2013 terrorism has continued to challenge global stability and security. It represented the highest annual total of attacks since 9/11. The role of international cooperation in combating terrorism has therefore become more critical than ever before.
A new report titled "International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: The Next Phase?" provides the context and discussion on this important topic, based on a seminar that highlighted security concerns of the League of the Arab States, African countries, and the European Union during the sixty-eighth session of the U.N. General Assembly.
Read more: All Share A Stake in Addressing the Global Issue of Terrorism