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Cybersecurity Policy Fellowship

Location: (Multiple states)

Department: Cybersecurity Initiative

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Experienced

For the past three years, Cybersecurity Policy Fellows have been a major part of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. The fellowship provides a group of academics, practitioners, technologists, and others with a yearlong, non-resident fellowship with New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. The fellowship is designed to enable Fellows to work creatively with the Initiative, each other, and the cybersecurity community to improve the quality of cybersecurity policy discussion.

"Fellows are best able to contribute to the policy discussion when their opinions are heard, which is why the Cybersecurity Initiative will work closely with fellows to take advantage of media opportunities—print, social, broadcast, or otherwise—to amplify fellows’ good work." Fellows also have full access to New America and the Cybersecurity Initiative’s intellectual life, including invitations to conferences, events, and private roundtables. The Initiative also strives to extend fellows’ reach by connecting them to resources within our network whenever possible.

Over the course of the fellowship (September 1 - August 31), the Cybersecurity Initiative will draw on fellows’ expertise to inform our core research and provide insight in events and publications. Our work is very collaborative, and wherever appropriate we will strive to develop joint projects and opportunities with our fellows. We consider fellows to be part of the Initiative, and so when writing or making outside appearances, Fellows are asked to include New America in their byline or affiliation.  

While the fellowship seeks to incorporate a diverse range of research interests and backgrounds, the 2017-2018 Fellows should plan to contribute around the policy implications of one or more of the following topics:

  • Cybersecurity Workforce and Diversity
  • International Development/Cybersecurity Capacity Building
  • Future Technologies for Cybersecurity (e.g. cloud, AI, big data, mobile security, IoT)
  • Military Cyber
  • New and Exciting Things in Encryption (e.g. post-quantum cryptography, multi-party computation, homomorphic encryption)
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Device Security Evaluation/Testing

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • A 50-200 word professional biography
  • A resume or CV
  • A statement of interest (500 words or fewer) describing your interest in joining the Cybersecurity Policy Fellows program and how your work fits in with one of the topics of interest listed above.

Applications will be accepted from (July 5 to August 6, 2017). The fellowship is unpaid and non-resident, although opportunities may arise to provide honoraria for specific deliverables.

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