May 23, 2017

Cybersecurity expert Melissa Hathaway to discuss policy and technology at ABA breakfast

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 — Recent news reports revealed the WannaCry ransomware attack wreaked havoc across the globe last week, claiming hundreds of thousands of victims in more than 150 countries. Melissa Hathaway, a cybersecurity expert who served under two administrations, will speak about combatting cyber threats at a breakfast sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security

Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Law, Policy and Technology

Thursday, June 1
8-9 a.m. ET

University Club
1135 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C.  20036

Hathaway is the former head of the Cyberspace Policy Review for former President Barack Obama and the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) for former President George W. Bush. She is president of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC, a senior advisor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a senior fellow and member of the Board of Regents at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada, and a nonresident research fellow at the Kosciuszko Institute in Poland.

There is no charge for media covering this event, however, there is a $25 cost to include breakfast. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or

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