Sean Kanuck

Sean Kanuck is an international attorney and strategic consultant who advises governments, corporations, and entrepreneurs on the future of information technology.  Sean serves as Director of the Future Conflict and Cyber Security program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, UK) and Chair of the Research Advisory Group for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (Hague, Netherlands).  He has also been appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), a Distinguished Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi, India), and an Affiliate with Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (Palo Alto, USA).

Sean served as the United States’ first National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues from 2011 to 2016.  He came to the National Intelligence Council after a decade of experience with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Operations Center, the White House National Security Council, and the United States delegation to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on international information security.  Prior to government service, Sean practiced law with Skadden Arps in New York, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and banking matters.  He holds degrees from Harvard University (A.B., J.D.), the London School of Economics (M.Sc.), and the University of Oslo (LL.M.).  He also proudly serves as a Trustee of the Center for Excellence in Education in McLean, Virginia.

Marília Maciel

Ms Marília Maciel is a Digital Policy Senior Researcher at DiploFoundation. Previously, she was a researcher and coordinator of the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV) in Rio de Janeiro.

From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Maciel was a member of the Working Group on improvements to the Internet Governance Forum, created under the auspices of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UN CSTD). She was also a member of the Multistakeholder Executive Committee of NETmundial, the Global Multi-stakeholder Conference on the Future of Internet Governance, that was held in Sao Paulo in 2014. She served in the Consultative Chamber on Internet Security and Rights of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (

Ms. Maciel is a member of the Working Group on Digital Development and Openness of the Freedom Online Coalition. She serves as a councillor at ICANN´s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) representing the Non-commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG). She has also worked as a consultant to International Organisations, such as the Council of Europe, in projects related to Internet governance.

She is a PhD candidate at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, on Information and Communication Sciences. Her research is focused on the securitization of cyberspace. She holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Integration from the Federal University of Santa Maria (2008) and a law degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco (2005), where she was awarded with a research grant from the State of Pernambuco Research Foundation (FACEPE) to investigate issues related to taxation and electronic commerce.

Hugo Zylberberg

Hugo Zylberberg is a Cyber Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a member of the Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy in Paris. His topics of interest include the geopolitics of cyberspace and the digital transformation of society from a technical, economic and social perspective.

He graduated with a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School focusing on cybersecurity and international relations, and a Master of Science from the Ecole polytechnique where he concentrated on computer science and economics. He worked as a business developer for an open source software company and co-founded The Future Society, an organization raising awareness about the technologies that fundamentally transform the way we live.

His current work focuses on data protection and internet fragmentation. Hugo has co-authored reports and articles including ‘Cyber Security Capacity Building: Developing Access’ with Alexander Klimburg, ‘A purpose-based taxonomy of personal data in the Internet of things era: the example of wellness data’ with Claire Levallois-Barth as well as ‘A European Perspective on the Protection of Personal Data in Cyberspace’ with Nikolas Ott.

Koichiro Komiyama

Koichiro Komiyama is the Deputy Director of the Global Coodination Division and Manager of the Enterprise Support Group at JPCERT/CC, the Japanese Computer Emergency Response Team. He is also a research scholar at the Keio University Global Research Institute (G-SEC). His current focus is research related to phishing, insider threats, and targeted attacks.

Previously, Mr. Komiyama has worked as a security analyst and led the gathering of security information and publishing multiple security alerts and advisories at JPCERT/CC. Prior to joining JPCERT/CC, he worked as a systems engineer for Internet Security Systems (IBM ISS), where he was in charge of large IDS/IPS system designs and operations. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Directors of FIRST, the global Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams from 2014 to 2018.

Mr. Komiyama has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business at the Aoyama Gakuin University and currently works on his Ph.D. research in Global Governance and Regional Strategy at the Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Japan.

Liis Vihul

Ms. Liis Vihul is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyber Law International. She is also a member of the Estonian delegation at the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security, serves as the co-editor of the International Humanitarian Law Group in the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space project, and is an Ambassador of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Previously, she spent 9 years as a senior analyst in the Law and Policy Branch at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and was the managing editor of the Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations. Ms. Vihul holds master’s degrees in law from the University of Tartu and in information security from the University of London.

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