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Melissa Hathaway

Melissa Hathaway

Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project

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Email: HathawayGlobalStrategies@verizon.net

 

 

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February 2014

Best Practices in Computer Network Defense: Incident Detection and Response

Book

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project

The cyber security of vital infrastructure and services has become a major concern for countries worldwide. The members of NATO are no exception, and they share a responsibility to help the global community to strengthen its cyber defenses against malicious cyber activity. This book presents 10 papers and 21 specific findings from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) "Best Practices in Computer Network Defense (CND): Incident Detection and Response", held in Geneva, Switzerland, in September 2013.

 

February 2014

"Advanced Research Workshop Findings"

Book Chapter

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project

This chapter informs NATO cyber defense policy and presents operators and decision-makers with genuine tools and expert advice for computer network defense, incident detection, and incident response.

 

 

December 2012

"Preliminary Considerations: On National Cyber Security"

Book Chapter

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project and Alexander Klimburg, Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program/Cyber Security Project

In this chapter, Melissa Hathaway and Alexander Klimburg introduce three conceptual tools to help focus the strategic context and debate. These are termed the "three dimensions," the "five mandates," and the "five dilemmas" of national cyber security. Each dimension, mandate and dilemma will play a varying role in each nation's attempt to formulate and execute a national cyber security strategy according to their specific conditions.

 

 

February 2012

"Falling Prey to Cybercrime: Implications for Business and the Economy"

Book Chapter

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project

As American businesses, inventors, and artists market, sell, and distribute their products worldwide via the Internet, the threat from criminals and criminal organizations who want to profit illegally from their hard work grows. The threat from other nations wanting to jump start their industries without making the intellectual investment is even more disturbing. This fleecing of America must stop. We can no longer afford complacency and silence—we must find and use as many market levers as possible to change the path we are on.

 

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October 2009

"Strategic Advantage: Why America Should Care About Cybersecurity"

Discussion Paper

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project

The internet is an interconnected series of networks--where it is difficult to determine where private security threats end and public ones begin.  These networks deliver power and water to our households and businesses, enable us to access our bank accounts from almost any city in the world, and transform the way our doctors provide healthcare.  For all of these reasons, we need a safe Internet with a strong network infrastructure.

 

October 2015

"Introduction: International Engagement on Cyber V: Securing Critical Infrastructure"

Journal Article, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, International Engagement on Cyber V: Securing Critical Infrastructure

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project

In this issue of International Engagement on Cyber, authors discuss developments, challenges, and improvements to critical infrastructure cybersecurity from legal, policy, and technical perspectives. Cyber V also evaluates cybersecurity in Brazil, suggests improved government and private sector cybersecurity practices, and theorizes military actions in the information age.

 

 

November 2014

"Connected Choices: How the Internet Is Challenging Sovereign Decisions"

Journal Article, American Foreign Policy Interests, issue 5, volume 36

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project

"Modern societies are in the middle of a strategic, multidimensional competition for money, power, and control over all aspects of the Internet and the Internet economy. This article discusses the increasing pace of discord and the competing interests that are unfolding in the current debate concerning the control and governance of the Internet and its infrastructure."

 

 

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July 25, 2014

"Taking Control of Our Cyber Future"

Journal Article, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project and John Stewart

In our current state of cybersecurity, breach, crime, disruption, and destruction are growing in unacceptable ways. Key indicators suggest that we are not making enough progress and in fact, are possibly going backwards. This paper proposed four actions to start taking right now.

 

 

2012

"Leadership and Responsibility for Cybersecurity"

Journal Article, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Special Issue

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project

"Policy makers, legislators, and businessmen should assess the gap between the current defense posture and our needed front line defense in the face of an increasingly sophisticated range of actors. This paper describes a series of case studies that highlight the lack of attention being paid to this serious problem and the subsequent policy and technology solutions that are being brought to bear to close the gap."

 

 

2011

"Creating the Demand Curve for Cybersecurity"

Journal Article, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Special Issue

By Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project

The Executive Branch faces numerous complex challenges in a variety of domestic and international arenas. Strengthening our information security posture is certainly one of them, and the Administration must take a bold approach to accomplishing this end. The author presents a unique strategy for strengthening cybersecurity, recommending that the Executive Branch should call upon three independent regulatory agencies — the SEC, FCC, and FTC — to support our information infrastructure and protect American enterprise.

 
Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.