McConnell

Bruce W.
McConnell
Senior Vice President, EastWest Institute

Bruce McConnell is responsible for leading EWI’s communications and networking with public and private sectors around the world. He also manages the institute’s Cooperation in Cyberspace Program, which includes its Worldwide Cybersecurity Initiative.

Beginning in 2009, McConnell provided programmatic and policy leadership to the cybersecurity mission at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He became Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity in 2013, and responsible for ensuring the cybersecurity of all federal civilian agencies and for helping the owners and operators of the most critical U.S. infrastructure protect themselves from growing cyber threats. During his tenure, McConnell was instrumental in building the national and international credibility of DHS as a trustworthy partner that relies on transparency and collaboration to protect privacy and enhance security. McConnell is also a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He received a Master of Public Administration from the Evans School for Public Policy at the University of Washington, where he maintains a faculty affiliation, and a Bachelor of Sciences from Stanford University.

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