Klara Jordan was a nonresident senior fellow with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative under the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) at the Atlantic Council. Ms. Jordan is the the Chief Public Policy Officer at the Cyber Peace Institute based in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to joining CPI, Klara was the Director for Government Affairs and Public Policy for the UK at BlackBerry and the Executive Director for the EU and Africa at the Global Cyber Alliance.
Previously, she served as the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, expanding the Initiative’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge and its presence and programming in Europe. Prior to that, she worked in the policy and privacy division of FireEye, a global cybersecurity company, focusing on providing insight to FireEye on opportunities and risks that stem from emerging policy, laws, and regulation. Prior to her private sector experience, Klara spent two years at the Atlantic Council rising to the level of deputy director at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. While at the Council, she supported the Atlantic Council’s programming on cybersecurity, focusing on cybercrime, cyberespionage, and cyberwarfare, and led the programming on NATO and EU cybersecurity issues. Her background also includes work on international law issues at the American Society of International Law and at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation.
Klara earned her LL.M from the law school at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She also holds a masters in interdisciplinary European studies from the Institute of Advanced European Studies in Strasbourg, France and earned her law degree from Matej Bel University in her native Slovakia.