Melissa Hathaway to Keynote Potomac Officers Club Luncheon

Melissa Hathaway

Cybersecurity expert Melissa Hathaway will be delivering a keynote speech at the Potomac Officers Club luncheon held March 24.

Hathaway, who’s currently president of Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC, and senior adviser at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, previously served as acting senior director for cyberspace in the National Security Council, where she lead a team of cyber experts in Obama’s 60-Day Cyberspace Policy Review.

During the Bush administration, she served as cyber coordination executive and director of the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Hathaway is a member of the board of directors of Terremark Worldwide Inc., EastWest Institute and the Global Cyber Security Center in Italy. She also is a member of the Intelligence Advisory Board for Sandia National Laboratory and serves as strategic adviser to ManTech International Corporation, NetWitness Corporation, Interpol and the U.S. government, among others.

In 2009, Hathaway wrote the white paper “Five Myths About Cybersecurity” for The New New Internet. Last year, she also spoke to The New New Internet about private-public partnerships and how those taking place in Brazil and Malaysia are working more effectively than they are in the United States.

Hathaway also provided her expertise on the topic of cloud computing in an article for GovInfoSecurity, highlighting five questions chief information officers and chief information security officers should ask when considering the risks and benefits of the cloud.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. in Salon 1 at the Tysons Corner Ritz Carlton. Tickets are available here.

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