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C-Level Management, Cybersecurity, Digital & Business Transformation, New Business Ventures

Melissa Hathaway

Melissa Hathaway, President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC, is a globally recognized expert in cybersecurity, cyberspace policy, and digital risk management. She consults with governments, international organizations, and Fortune 500 companies, providing insights on cybersecurity, enterprise risk management, and technology assessments. Melissa’s expertise extends to advising institutions like the UN, NATO, the ITU, and the OAS. She also has affiliations with esteemed universities and think tanks worldwide.

Melissa Hathaway’s distinguished career includes work with two U.S. Presidents, where she played pivotal roles in shaping the nation’s cybersecurity strategies. She spearheaded the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and led the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for President George W. Bush. Her commendable leadership earned her the National Intelligence Reform Medal and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation.

Notably, Melissa developed the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI), a methodology for assessing national cybersecurity preparedness, which has received international acclaim. She has held key roles in two Presidential administrations, helping to secure and defend the nation’s critical infrastructures against evolving cyber threats.

Adding to her impressive career, Melissa Hathaway has joined Operation Homefront’s Board of Directors, where she offers her extensive experience to help military families. Additionally, she chairs the Commvault Cyber Resilience Council, guiding the council in addressing emerging security trends and threats, promoting cyber resilience, and contributing to product development and business strategy.

With over three decades in cybersecurity, Melissa Hathaway is a luminary in the field, dedicated to advancing resilience in an era of growing cyber threats. Her deep expertise and strategic guidance significantly impact the cybersecurity landscape.

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