Dr. Allan Friedman
Dr. Allan Friedman is Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US Department of Commerce. He coordinates NTIA’s multi-stakeholder processes on cybersecurity, focusing on addressing vulnerabilities in connected systems and across the software world. Prior to joining the Federal Government, Friedman spent over 15 years as a noted cybersecurity and tech policy scholar at Harvard’s Computer Science Department, the Brookings Institution and George Washington University’s Engineering School. He is the co-author of the popular text ‘Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know,’ has a degree in computer science from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University. He’s known to be quite friendly for a failed-professor-turned-technocrat.