Enhancing Cyber Policy Teaching and Research Capacity

Florida International University (FIU) was among four institutions that the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation selected to receive large-scale grants, designated to support launching and expanding interdisciplinary cyber policy programs. Through this grant, FIU aims to elevate its position as a leader in cyber policy and workforce development.

This program will bring faculty and researchers throughout the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), College of Engineering & Computing, College of Business, College of Law, and the Division of Information Technology together to collaborate in increasing interdisciplinarity in existing cyber curricula and expanding interdisciplinary research.

To provide strategic guidance and expertise, FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy has established the Cyber Policy Advisory Board. Comprised of influential members from leading technology companies, the advisory board will support FIU's mission of promoting cybersecurity education, research, and public policy development. As part of its commitment to diversity in the cybersecurity workforce, the board will play a vital role in advancing FIU's initiatives.

Meet the Cyber Policy Advisory Board
  • Basil Khalil
    Basil Khalil
    Vice President of Operations for FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean Division
  • Bobbie Stempfley
    Bobbie Stempfley
    Vice President and Business Unit Security Officer at Dell Technologies
  • David Tepper
    David Tepper
    Principal PM Architect at Microsoft
  • Doug Schmidt
    Doug Schmidt
    Chief Information & Tecnology Officer at PayCargo, LLC.
  • Gary Goldfarb
    Gary Goldfarb
    Chief Strategy Officer for Interport Group of Companies
  • Gordon Triplett
    Gordon Triplett
    Chief Executive Officer at Atomic Biometrics
  • Jordana Siegel
    Jordana Siegel
    Head of Cyber Security and Data Protection at Amazon Web Services
  • Juan Carlos Flores
    Juan Carlos Flores
    Vice President of International External and Regulatory Affairs EMEA/LATAM at AT&T
  • Pedro Pavón
    Pedro Pavón
    Global Public Policy Director at Meta
  • Raul Moas
    Raul Moas
    Senior Director at the Knight Foundation
  • Saif Ishoof
    Saif Ishoof
    Founder & Managing Partner of Lab22c
  • Steven L. Kohler
    Steven L. Kohler
    President of Ridge Global
  • Tiffany Harbour
    Tiffany Harbour
    Senior Advisor at Access Partnership
  • Xavier Gonzalez
    Xavier Gonzalez
    Executive Vice President, Marketing Communications at Kaseya
  • Yuda Saydun
    Yuda Saydun
    Founder and President of CyVent