Rhea Siers, Moderating

Special Counsel at Cybersecurity, Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP; Senior Cyber Subject Matter Expert at RANE Network

Rhea Siers has an extensive operational and academic background in cyber activities, policy and research. Ms. Siers retired as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service after over thirty years at the National Security Agency (NSA) including postings at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of State.

Ms. Siers served in a variety of operational, legal, and policy positions dealing with some of the most critical issues facing the US Intelligence Community including cyber operations, information sharing, sharing, counterterrorism and counterintelligence. She is currently Scholar In Residence at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, where she is focused on research, education and policy on Cybersecurity threats. Ms. Siers was also honored as a 2015 “Cybersecurity Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal.

Ms. Siers is also an adjunct faculty member of George Washington University where she teaches courses on Counterterrorism Policy, Middle East Intelligence, Intelligence Oversight, Intelligence Operations and Transnational Security issues. She is co-author of “Cyber Warfare and the Law” published by Thomson Reuters.

Ms. Siers received her B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, an MSc in International Relations and Middle East Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a J.D. from the Washington College of Law, American University, and an MIPP in Transnational Security Issues from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.

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