October 06, 2021

CNAS Adds Laura G. Brent as a Senior Fellow to its Technology and National Security Program

Washington, October 6, 2021—The Center for a New American Security is pleased to announce that Laura G. Brent has joined its Technology and National Security Program as a Senior Fellow. She will be directing the research agenda for the Digital Freedom Forum and focusing on the geopolitical implications of emerging technologies.

“We’re thrilled to count Laura as a colleague on the Technology and National Security team,” said program director Martijn Rasser. “Laura’s experience working on cyber defense policy for NATO, in the private sector, and with the U.S. government has already proved to be an invaluable asset to our work.”

Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Brent served on the NATO International Staff, where she developed and implemented cyber defense policy, focusing particularly on NATO's ability to operate in cyberspace. She previously led and supported cybercrime investigations and cybersecurity assessments at Ernst & Young. Prior to EY, Ms. Brent served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the Immediate Office of the Secretary and the now-Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), where she advised senior leaders on a broad range of national and homeland security topics. She also completed a rotation to the Joint Staff within the Office of the Vice Chairman.

Her writings have appeared in the NATO Review, Military Technology, and The Three Swords magazine. Ms. Brent received her B.A. from Harvard College and her M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

For more information or to request and interview, contact Sydney Simon at ssimon@cnas.org or call 202-457-9400.