Full-Time CCHS Staff
A significant share of blog posts at this site are written by the full-time staff of the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, including:
Frank Cilluffo is the Director of the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS), serving in that role since its inception and in a similar role with the Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) dating back to its founding in 2003. Prior to establishing HSPI, he served as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security, serving as a principal advisor to Governor Tom Ridge in standing up the Office of Homeland Security after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Frank testifies before Congress regularly on counterterrorism and cybersecurity issues, has published frequently in policy journals and news publications, and is frequent guest contributor on major TV and radio networks. Full Bio. Posts Authored By.
Christian Beckner is Deputy Director of CCHS. He joined its predecessor HSPI in 2013, after serving for six years in senior-level positions on the staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, working for the Committee’s chairman, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman. Prior to working at the Senate, he served in homeland security-related positions at CSIS, IBM, and The O’Gara Company. Christian has an MBA and M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a B.A. in International Relations and English from Stanford University. Full Bio. Posts Authored By. Twitter Account.
Sharon Cardash is Associate Director of CCHS. Before joining its predecessor (HSPI) in 2005, she served as Security Policy Advisor to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and also worked at the Center for Strategic & International Studies where she managed task forces on counterterrorism and cybersecurity. Sharon holds a degree in Law (Juris Doctor) from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and clerked for Justice Joseph T. Robertson, then of the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada. Full Bio. Posts Authored By.
CCHS Senior Fellows
The GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security’s cadre of senior fellows make regular contributions to this site. Individual senior fellows who have contributed to date include: