Diverse Perspectives, Shared Vision: Meet the Speakers of the “Case Studies from Other Fields” Panel

It is our pleasure to introduce the speakers who will be sharing their insights and experiences during the “Case Studies from Other Fields” panel moderated by Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar. These distinguished speakers bring diverse perspectives from fields such as global health, national security, youth empowerment, and international collaboration, promising a panel that transcends traditional boundaries but offers examples of sustained business models that we can learn from.

Introducing our Panelists 

Moderator: Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar

Guiding this panel is Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Director of Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, a former Ambassador for Cyber Diplomacy at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Head of Cyber Coordination at the European External Action Service, and senior cyber advisor in NATO. As a moderator, her extensive experience and visionary approach in international cybersecurity issues will guide the exploration of case studies from diverse fields.

Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson, Director of Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in international affairs. His contribution to the panel will shed light on the intersection of diplomacy, cybersecurity, and global collaboration. Jim’s insights will enrich our understanding of successful strategies from the national security realm.

Michael Daniel

Michael Daniel, CEO of Cyber Threat Alliance and associated with the Cyber Defense Assistance Collaborative (CDAC) supporting cyber defenses in Ukraine, is a respected figure in the cybersecurity landscape. His experiences navigating the challenges faced by nations in cybersecurity will provide valuable lessons for the audience. Michael’s insights will contribute to our exploration of case studies that transcend geographical boundaries.

Mark P. Lagon

Mark P. Lagon, Chief Policy Officer at the Friends of the Global Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, is an influential voice in global affairs, particularly in global health and human rights. He has served as U.S. Ambassador-At-Large to Combat Trafficking in Persons. His expertise will illuminate successful multistakeholder governance and funding models in the health sector and countering human trafficking, offering valuable insights applicable to cybersecurity funding initiatives.

Lauren Buitta

Lauren Buitta is the founder and CEO of Girl Security, an organization advancing the full participation of girls and women in national security. As a dynamic leader, Lauren brings a unique perspective on engagement and empowerment. Her insights will contribute to our exploration of innovative solutions, drawing from successful models in accessible and fair housing initiatives.

Event Details

Date: February 26-27

Location: National Press Club, Washington D.C.

The “Case Studies from Other Fields” panel will take place on February 26th from 1:45 to 2:30pm and will be livestreamed. Sign-up for more agenda updates and to receive the livestream link here

About Common Good Cyber 

Common Good Cyber is a global initiative with the goal of identifying sustainable models for supporting groups, organizations, and individuals involved in critical cybersecurity functions for the broader Internet community.

The Internet powers our global life, but its security is at stake. To ensure a safe and lasting digital future, we need to support those tirelessly safeguarding it. From fortifying infrastructure to empowering users, join us in understanding, appreciating, and sustaining the cybersecurity efforts that keep our online world secure for all.

The Global Cyber Alliance is coordinating Common Good Cyber as part of its commitment to Cyber Civil Defense, a coalition dedicated to moving the whole of society forward in ensuring cybersecurity.

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