Megan Stifel

Founder Silicon Harbor Consultants, LLC

Megan Stifel is an attorney and the founder of Silicon Harbor Consultants, a firm that provides strategic cybersecurity operations and policy counsel. She currently serves as Director for Cybersecurity Policy at Public Knowledge and is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. She previously served as a Director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council (NSC), where she was responsible for expanding the Obama Administration’s cybersecurity policy abroad, and was connected with internet governance, bilateral and multilateral engagement, and capacity building. Prior to the NSC, Ms. Stifel served in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as Director for Cyber Policy in the National Security Division and as counsel in the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. Prior to law school, Ms. Stifel worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She received a Juris Doctorate from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, and her B.A. in International Studies and German, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Notre Dame. She is a Partner in Social Venture Partners, Charleston.


Panel: Before During and After the Breach

This panel will provide perspectives and suggestions based on panelists’ experience and efforts to deal with cybersecurity breaches of organizations.   Are there efforts organizations should undertake before, during and after a breach.  What are some specifics requirements for organizations and pitfalls to avoid.



Roger Callahan, Managing Director, Information Assurance Advisory, LLC


Leonard Bailey, U.S. Department of Justice

Allen O’Rourke, Womble Carlyle

Megan Stifel, Silicon Harbor Consultants, LLC