WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council today announced Klara Jordan as Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in its Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Ms. Jordan will play a pivotal role in re-invigorating the Initiative’s work on cyberspace as a tool of statecraft, where national security overlaps with foreign policy and economic prosperity, while continuing the Initiative’s path-breaking work on the intersection of cybersecurity and public safety.
Ms. Jordan joins the Atlantic Council from the private sector where she provided government affairs and public policy consulting services to cybersecurity and information technology companies at Orlie Yaniv Strategies LLC. She also previously worked at the policy and privacy division of FireEye, a global cybersecurity company, focusing on providing insights on opportunities and risks that stem from emerging policy, laws, and regulations. Prior to her private sector experience, Klara spent two years at the Council’s Scowcroft Center as deputy director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative where she focused on cybercrime, cyberespionage, and cyberwarfare, and led programming on NATO and EU cybersecurity. Her background also includes work on international law at the American Society of International Law and at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation.
“From data breaches on financial institutions to election meddling in the United States and throughout the world, the international community is facing regular and sophisticated cyber security threats that require robust and creative solutions,” said Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council President and CEO. “Klara’s strategic insights and experience will be imperative to crafting the cyber policy agenda moving forward. The Atlantic Council is delighted to welcome back Klara in her new role as Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative.”
Said Ms. Jordan, “These are critical times when our allies and rogue powers alike are developing their cyber doctrines and capabilities and the private sector possesses unprecedented capabilities and policy influence. This climate requires that the international business, technical, and policy communities collaborate to build sustainable policy solutions to respond to today’s challenges and prepare for future ones.”
The focus of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative is to: 1) Examine the nexus of geopolitics and national security with cyberspace; 2) Continue to build out the new field of cyber safety in the Internet of Things; and 3) To help build the next generation of cybersecurity and cyberspace policy professionals. Throughout all of its work, the Initiative focuses relentlessly on providing practical, innovative, and relevant solutions to the challenges in cyberspace. The Initiative brings together a diverse network of respected experts, bridging the gap between the technical and policy communities.