Welcome to the Club: Megan Stifel Joins GCA

Stifel headshotThis week GCA adds another cybersecurity notable to its roster – Megan Stifel. Megan will serve as Senior Policy Counsel, where she will advise on cybersecurity policy issues, work with GCA’s US-based partners, and help drive deployment of GCA solutions.

Megan comes to GCA from Public Knowledge where she served as the Cybersecurity Policy Director and ran a cybersecurity operations and policy consulting firm, Silicon Harbor Consultants. Megan, an attorney, has deep roots in cybersecurity. She served as Senior Policy Advisor with Technology for Global Security, is a Senior Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and a Visiting Fellow at George Mason University’s National Security Institute. Her background includes time in government as Director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council, Director for Cyber Policy in the National Security Division, and as counsel in the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the US Department of Justice.

“I am very pleased to announce that Megan Stifel is joining GCA as it’s Senior Policy Counsel,” said Philip Reitinger, President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance.  Megan’s experience at the US Department of Justice and on the National Security Council, addressing international cybersecurity policy issues and helping stem cybercrime, will add new muscle to GCA’s efforts to mitigate global cyber risk.  Like GCA, Megan is a ‘doer,’ and that’s what we value most.”

“I’m honored and excited to join the GCA team at a critical time in international engagement on cyber issues,” said Megan. “I look forward to bringing my experience to support and expand GCA’s practical and effective approach of Do Something. Measure It. to reduce cyber risk and evolve a more sustainable Internet ecosystem.”

Megan also has experience in private practice, and prior to law school she worked for the US House of Representatives, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.