The Future Of Cybersecurity And Trends In Technological Risk: Implications For US Foreign Policy And Politics

Lecture | February 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jonathan Reiber, Senior Fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC Berkeley

 Institute of International Studies

Jonathan Reiber is Senior Advisor at Technology for Global Security, a think-do tank based in Palo Alto, California, and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, where he previously held a two-year writing and research senior fellowship from 2015-2017. Jonathan is currently at work on a Smith Richardson Foundation funded study exploring the nature of public-private cyberdefense cooperation during high-end contingencies with a near peer adversary. Prior to his appointments at Technology for Global Security and Berkeley, Jonathan held a number of positions in the Obama Administration within the U.S. Department of Defense. In his last position, he served as Chief Strategy Officer for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he advised the Pentagon leadership and led initiatives across the cyberpolicy portfolio, to include strategic planning; key interagency and industry partnerships; and strategic communications. He was the principal author of The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy (2015). He also held a leadership role on the Department of Defense Task Force on Cyber Deterrence, and led delegations advising foreign governments in the Middle East on the formulation of cyberdefense policies and strategies. Earlier in the Obama Administration, Jonathan served as Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the United States’ Deputy Secretary of Defense, Dr. Ashton B. Carter, and previously as Special Assistant to the United States' Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Dr. James N. Miller. In both positions he focused his work on foreign and defense policy, grand strategy, Middle East and Asia-Pacific affairs, and cybersecurity. Jonathan is a graduate of Middlebury College, where he studied religion and creative writing, and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. A former Thomas J. Watson Fellow, he is a regular advisor to governments and corporations on risk management, strategic planning, and cybersecurity, and his writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Christian Science Monitor, The San Jose Mercury News, Mint, and Literary Hub. He is also the author of the recently published study, Asian Cybersecurity Futures: Opportunity and Risk in the Rising Digital World (Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity).

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