Dr. Susan Landau
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Susan Landau is Professor of Cybersecurity Policy in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Landau has been a senior staff Privacy Analyst at Google, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Wesleyan University. She has held visiting positions at Harvard, Cornell, and Yale, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. Landau is the author of Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies (MIT Press, 2011), and co-author, with Whitfield Diffie, of Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption (MIT Press, 1998, rev. ed. 2007). She has written numerous computer science and public policy papers and op-eds on cybersecurity and encryption policy and testified in Congress on the security risks of wiretapping and on cybersecurity activities at NIST's Information Technology Laboratory. Landau currently serves on the Computer Science Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. A 2012 Guggenheim fellow, Landau was a 2010-2011 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the recipient of the 2008 Women of Vision Social Impact Award, and also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery. She received her BA from Princeton, her MS from Cornell, and her PhD from MIT.
The Honorable Michael E. Leiter
Michael E. Leiter is a Senior Counselor at Palantir Technologies. Prior to that, he was the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Leiter was sworn in as the Director of NCTC on June 12, 2008, upon his confirmation by the U.S. Senate and after serving as the Acting Director since November 2007. Before joining NCTC, Mr. Leiter served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In this role Mr. Leiter assisted in the establishment of the ODNI and coordinated all internal and external operations for the ODNI, to include relationships with the White House, the Departments of Defense, State, Justice, and Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Congress. He was also involved in the development of national intelligence centers, including NCTC and the National Counterproliferation Center, and their integration into the larger Intelligence Community. In addition he served as an intelligence and policy advisor to the DNI and PDDNI. Prior to his service with the ODNI, Mr. Leiter served as the Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Director of the President’s Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (the “Robb-Silberman Commission”). While with the Robb-Silberman Commission, Mr. Leiter focused on reforms of the U.S. Intelligence Community, in particular the development of what is now the National Security Branch of the FBI. From 2002 until 2005 he served with the Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. At the Justice Department, Mr. Leiter prosecuted a variety of federal crimes, including narcotics offenses, organized crime and racketeering, capital murder, and money laundering. Immediately prior to his Justice Department service, Mr. Leiter served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. From 1991 until 1997 he served as a Naval Flight Officer flying EA-6B Prowlers in the U.S. Navy, participating in U.S., NATO, and UN operations in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq. Mr. Leiter received his J.D. from Harvard Law School where he graduated magna cum laude and was President of the Harvard Law Review and his B.A. from Columbia University.
Ms. Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker
University of the Pacific
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker is Dean Emerita at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. A noted expert on national security law and terrorism, Parker served 11 years in key federal government positions, most notably as general counsel for the National Security Agency; principal deputy legal adviser, Department of State; and general counsel for the CIA. In private practice, she has advised clients on public policy and international trade issues, particularly in the areas of encryption and advanced technology. She began her career as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at Emory University School of Law and later served as the director, New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc. Early in her career she was active in litigating civil rights and civil liberties matters, with two successful arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court while a cooperating attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. Immediately before her arrival at McGeorge, she served as general counsel for the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. A member of the Security Advisory Group, DNI; the Board of Directors, the MITRE Corporation; the American Bar Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations, Parker is a frequent speaker and lecturer. Her academic background includes teaching at Pacific McGeorge, Case Western Reserve Law School, and Cleveland-Marshall State School of Law. From 2006 to 2013 she held a presidential appointment to the Public Interest Declassification Board. Parker received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Peter J. Weinberger
Peter J. Weinberger has been a software engineer at Google, Inc. since 2003. After teaching mathematics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor he moved to Bell Laboratories. At Bell Labs he worked on Unix, and did research on topics including operating systems, compilers, network file systems, and security. He then moved into research management ending up as Information Sciences Research Vice President, responsible for computer science research, math and statistics, and speech. His organization included productive new initiatives, one using all call detail to detect fraud and another doing applied software engineering research to support building software for the main electronic switching systems for central offices. After Lucent and AT&T split, he moved to Renaissance Technologies, a technical trading hedge fund, as Head of Technology, responsible for computing and security. He is a former member of the CSTB, current co-chair of an NRC committee on cybersecurity research, and veteran of several other NRC studies. He serves in a variety of other advisory roles related to science, technology, and national security. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Number Theory) from the University of California at Berkeley.