Our Team

We design and advance solutions to the world’s toughest emerging security threats

Core Team

Philip Reiner

Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Security and Technology

Vera Zakem

Senior Technology and Policy Advisor

Alexa Wehsener

Research and Operations Manager, Institute for Security and Technology

Alexander Riabov

Communications Manager

Sarah Powazek

Cyber Technology Research Analyst

Leah Walker

Future Digital Security Leader Fellow

Joe Lucas

Future Digital Security Leader Fellow

Tasha Jhangiani

Future Digital Security Leader Fellow

Adjunct Advisors

Rear Admiral John Gower

Senior Policy Advisor, CATALINK, Former Assistant Chief of Defense Staff Nuclear (Chemical, Biological), UK MoD

Doowan Lee

Nonresident Senior Technical Advisor

Megan Stifel

Nonresident Senior Policy Advisor

Sahil Shah

Policy Advisor, CATALINK

Peter Henderson

Technical Advisor, ML and U.S. NC3

Stan S. Byers

Nonresident Senior Advisor

Elsa B. Kania

Nonresident Policy Advisor

Suhas Subrahmanyam

Nonresident Technology Policy Advisor

Associates and Interns

Skyler Stokes

Strategic Competition Research Associate

Edden Kashi

Cyber Technology Associate

Libby Lange

Research Intern

Jasmine Sturdifen

Communications Intern

Andrew Jensen

Communications Intern