Mr. David A. Hoffman
David A. Hoffman is director of security policy and global privacy Officer at Intel Corporation, in which capacity he oversees Intel’s privacy activities and security policy engagements. Mr. Hoffman joined Intel in 1998 as Intel’s eBusiness attorney to manage the team providing legal support for Intel’s Chief Information Officer. In 1999, he founded Intel’s Privacy Team, and in 2000 was appointed Group Counsel of eBusiness and Director of Privacy. In 2005, Mr. Hoffman moved to Munich, Germany, as group counsel in the Intel European Legal Department, while leading Intel’s Worldwide Privacy and Security Policy Team. Mr. Hoffman served on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Online Access and Security Advisory Committee. Mr. Hoffman served on the TRUSTe board of directors from 2000-2006, where he was Chair of the Compliance Committee of the Board. Mr. Hoffman was a member of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Online Access and Security Committee and the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. Mr. Hoffman has lectured on privacy and security law at schools in the U.S., Europe, Japan and China. He received a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and an A.B. from Hamilton College.
Dr. Seny Kamara
Seny Kamara is an associate professor of computer science at Brown University. He was previously a researcher in the Cryptography Group at Microsoft Research. Kamara's research interests are in cryptography and security with a focus on privacy issues in surveillance, cloud computing and databases. In 2016, he was named as a Dukakis Fellow by Boston Global Forum. In 2006, he was a research fellow at the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. In 2012, Kamara chaired the ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop. In 2015, he founded the Workshop on Surveillance and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. David Kris
David Kris is a founder of Culper Partners LLC, a business consulting firm specializing in national security issues. Prior to forming Culper in 2017, Kris was for six years the General Counsel of Intellectual Ventures, a privately held invention investment company. He was also the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance officer of Time Warner, Inc., the network and media company, where he worked from 2003 to 2009. In government, Kris was the Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed head of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division (2009-2011); a senior advisor to Republican and Democratic Attorneys General and Deputy Attorneys General (2000-2003); and a federal prosecutor (1992-2000). He currently advises two elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community and serves as an amicus curiae to the two Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts. Kris is co-author of the treatise, National Security Investigations and Prosecutions, as well as the author of several other articles and blog posts. He is a Director and Contributing Editor of the Lawfare website, adjunct professor at the University of Washington Law School, and a University Affiliate at Georgetown University. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, the CIA Agency Seal Medal, the Department of Justice Edmund J. Randolph Award, and on two occasions the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service. He is a 1988 graduate of Haverford College and a 1991 graduate of Harvard Law School, and a former law clerk to Judge Stephen S. Trott of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Dr. Susan Landau
Susan Landau is Bridge Professor in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University and Visiting Professor of Computer Science, University College London. Landau works at the intersection of cybersecurity, national security, law, and policy. Her new book, “Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age," was published by Yale University Press. Landau has testified before Congress and frequently briefed US and European policymakers on encryption, surveillance, and cybersecurity issues. Landau has been a Senior Staff Privacy Analyst at Google, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and a faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Wesleyan University. She is a member of the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Mr. Steven B. Lipner
Steven B. Lipner is an independent consultant who recently retired as Partner Director of Software Security in Trustworthy Computing Security at Microsoft, where was responsible for programs that provide improved product security for Microsoft customers. Lipner led Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team and was responsible for the definition, tools development and company-wide execution of Microsoft’s internal SDL process and for tools and programs that make the SDL available to organizations beyond Microsoft. Lipner was also responsible for Microsoft’s corporate strategies and policies for supply chain security and for strategies related to government security evaluation of Microsoft products. He also served as the Microsoft member of the board of SAFECode, a nonprofit organization focused on software assurance. He has served on several Computer Science and Telecommunications Board study committees and is currently a member of the Academies Forum on Cyber Resilience. He has been working in the field of field of computer and network security since late 1970s. He received an S.B. and S.M. in civil engineering from MIT.
Mr. Richard Littlehale
Richard Littlehale is special agent in charge of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Investigation Division, which includes TBI's electronic surveillance, digital forensics, online child exploitation, and cyber investigation functions. Littlehale has testified as an expert witness in the law enforcement use of communications records in numerous homicide and violent crime trials. Littlehale is an attorney, and serves as one of TBI’s primary constitutional law and criminal procedure trainers. Littlehale has provided instruction to law enforcement officers at all levels of government in techniques for obtaining and using communications evidence in support of criminal investigations, and is active in national groups of law enforcement technical and electronic surveillance specialists, including the National Technical Investigators Association and the FBI Law Enforcement Technical Forum. Littlehale serves as a subject matter expert on electronic surveillance for the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. In that capacity, he represents the law enforcement community’s interest in lawful access to communications evidence at the national level before Congress and other groups. Littlehale received his bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and his law degree in 1995 from Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ms. Kate Martin
Kate Martin is currently a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress where she works on issues at the intersection of national security, civil liberties, and human rights. The New York Times’ Taking Note blog described her as “an expert on surveillance and detention, and a leading advocate for the rule of law in the so-called ‘war on terror.’” Before coming to American Progress, Martin served as director of the Center for National Security Studies for more than 20 years. She frequently testifies before Congress on national security and civil liberties issues. She is also a frequent commentator in the national media and has written extensively on these issues for the past 25 years. At the Center for National Security Studies, Martin brought lawsuits that challenged government deprivations of civil liberties. She has taught national security law and served as general counsel to the National Security Archive. Martin is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Pomona College. Before joining the public interest world, she served as a partner at the law firm of Nussbaum, Owen & Webster.
Mr. Harvey Rishikof
Harvey Rishikof is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Privacy & Cybersecurity and Government Contracts groups in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on national security, cybersecurity, government contracts, civil and military courts, terrorism, international law, civil liberties, and the U.S. Constitution. At the leading edge of many of the interactions between the legal community and the federal government and corporations, Harvey is routinely called upon to represent the legal community at meetings and forums on national security, cybersecurity, and terrorism. Prior to joining the firm, Harvey was most recently the dean of faculty, National War College at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C. He currently serves as an outside director to CBI, Baton Rouge, LA, chairing the company's Government Security Committee – CFIUS. Harvey is also the chair of the American Bar Association Advisory Standing Committee on Law and National Security, co-chair with Judy Miller of the ABA National Taskforce on Cyber and the law, and a lifetime member of the American Law Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations. Over his career, Harvey has been a member of Hale and Dorr and has held multiple positions in government focused on national and cyber security investigations. He most recently served as senior policy advisor to the National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX), the agency responsible for counterintelligence and insider threat management across the federal government. He has also served at the FBI as a legal counsel to the deputy director of the FBI focusing on national security and terrorism and served as liaison to the Office of the Attorney General at the Department of Justice. Prior to serving as dean, he was a professor of National Security Law at the National War College and dean of Roger Williams University School of Law. Until recently, Harvey also had a joint appointment as professor of law at Drexel University teaching courses in national security and cyber law.
Dr. Peter J. Weinberger
Peter Weinberger works as a software engineer for Google in New York, where he works on software design and implementation, and as technical consultant on some privacy-related projects. 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, 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. He's also a co-author of The Awk Programming Language.) After Lucent and AT&T split apart, he moved to Renaissance Technologies, a technical trading hedge fund, as Head of Technology, was responsible for computing and security. Weinberger has a Ph.D. in mathematics (number theory) from the University of California at Berkeley.