Kiersten Todt

Managing Director and co-founder of the Cyber Readiness Institute

Kiersten Todt is Managing Director and co-founder of the Cyber Readiness Institute, a non-profit initiative that convenes senior leaders of global companies to help small and medium-sized enterprises improve their cybersecurity. She is also the CEO of Liberty Group Ventures and advises senior executives and Boards on cyber risk management and the role of human behavior in cybersecurity. Ms. Todt is the Scholar in Washington, DC at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security.

She most recently served as Executive Director of the U.S. Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and has served in senior positions in the White House and in. the United States Senate, where she drafted components of the legislation to create the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Ms. Todt comments on national security and cybersecurity issues in multiple media outlets and her writing on national security and cybersecurity has been published in relevant journals and news publications. She has also taught at Stanford University as an adjunct professor. Ms. Todt graduated from Princeton University, with a degree in public policy 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 Harvard University.