Megan Stifel is an attorney and the founder of Silicon Harbor Consultants, a firm that provides strategic cybersecurity operations and policy counsel. She currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at the Institute for Security and Technology, where she leads implementation of the Ransomware Task Force recommendations, in addition to organizational strategy. She previously served as Global Policy Officer at the Global Cyber Alliance. Prior to that, Megan served as Cybersecurity Policy Director at Public Knowledge. Megan previously served as a Director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council (NSC), where she was responsible for expanding the U.S. government’s information and communications technology policy abroad, including in connection with cybersecurity, internet governance, bilateral and multilateral engagement, and capacity building. Prior to the NSC, Ms. Stifel served in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as Director for Cyber Policy in the National Security Division and as counsel in the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. Before joining DOJ, Ms. Stifel was in private practice, where she advised clients on sanctions and FCPA compliance. Before law school, Ms. Stifel worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She received a Juris Doctorate from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and German, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.
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