Megan Stifel

Megan Stifel

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Megan Stifel is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and the Founder of Silicon Harbor Consultants, which provides strategic cybersecurity operations and policy counsel. Prior to founding Silicon Harbor Consultants, she was an attorney in the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). She most recently served on detail as a Director for International Cyber Policy in the National Security Council at the White House. In this role Ms. Stifel developed and implemented policies in connection with Internet governance, cybersecurity, and cybercrime.

Prior to the White House, Ms. Stifel worked at the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS). At CCIPS she collaborated with law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute computer crime cases, including identity theft, network intrusion, and malware distribution.

Ms. Stifel also previously served as the Director for Cyber Policy at NSD, where she coordinated the Division's policy and legal analysis in connection with the 2009 Cyberspace Policy Review (CSPR) and the 2008 Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, cyber-related legislative proposals, cybersecurity investigations, cyber operations, and the telecommunications supply chain. She was a member of the interagency group that developed the 2011 International Strategy for Cyberspace and the CSPR.

Ms. Stifel earned her B.A. in International Studies and German, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and her J.D. from Indiana University.