Kiersten E. Todt

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Kiersten Todt currently serves as the Managing Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI), a non-profit initiative that convenes senior executives of global companies to develop free cybersecurity tools and resources for small businesses, worldwide. She co-founded CRI in 2017 with the CEOs of Mastercard, Microsoft, PSP Partners, and the retired CEO of IBM. She is also the Scholar in Washington, DC at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security. Ms. Todt served as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She worked for the Committee Chairman, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and was responsible for drafting the cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness, bioterror, and science and technology directorates of the legislation that created the Department of Homeland Security. Before working in the Senate, Ms. Todt served in the Office of the Vice President on domestic policy issues. She was also the senior advisor on demand-reduction issues to Director Barry R. McCaffrey at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Ms. Todt graduated from Princeton University, with a degree in public policy from the School of Public and International Affairs and a certificate in African-American Studies. She holds a master's degree in Public Policy and a certificate in negotiation and conflict resolution from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.