Department of Political Science


Preparing for the Future of Cybersecurity

29 June 2021, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

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Join us for an exciting discussion with Dr Josephine Wolff, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Policy at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and Le-Anne Howard, Strategy and Policy Advisor, NATO Special Operations Headquarters, in which we will be delving into the challenges of cyber and digital threats, and how organisations such as NATO are preparing through capability development, training and education.

This event is free.

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Abi Turner

Dr Josephine Wolff is an assistant professor of cybersecurity policy at the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her book, You'll See This Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches, about cybersecurity incidents from the last decade, tracing their economic and legal aftermath and their impact on the current state of technical, social, and political lines of defense, was published by MIT Press in 2018. Her writing on cybersecurity has also appeared in Slate, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and WIRED. Prior to joining Fletcher, she was an assistant professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a fellow at New America and Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

LeAnne Noelani Howard (USA) is the Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor and Director of the Strategy, Concepts and Experimentation Directorate at NATO Special Operations Headquarters. She is responsible for NATO special operations strategy and institutional management planning and is the Commander’s advisor on efforts spanning the development of Alliance capabilities to Alliance operational design and national coordination. She previously served as Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) where she led integration of special operations objectives into Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and interagency plans and policies. LeAnne has worked on Capitol Hill on legislative policy, has over a decade of experience working in Europe, and has deployed to various locations in the Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining government service, she worked in the private sector and academia. LeAnne holds three masters’ degrees – international business; legislative affairs; and national security studies with distinction from the US Naval War College – and is completing a doctorate in international management. Her foreign policy research has been published in various journals and she is a frequent guest lecturer with NATO and US institutions. She also serves as a non-resident fellow with Columbia University.