Former Policy Director, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats
Tatyana Bolton was the policy director for R Street’s Cybersecurity & Emerging Threats team. She crafted and oversaw the public policy strategy for the department with a focus on secure and competitive markets, data security and data privacy, and diversity in cybersecurity. Other areas of research for the team include cyber metrics, Bureau of Cyber Statistics, content moderation, 5G, building capacity, state and local cybersecurity, and supporting innovation.
Most recently, Tatyana worked as the senior policy director for the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission focusing on U.S. government reorganization and resilience portfolios. From 2017-2020, Tatyana also served at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as the cyber policy lead in the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans where she developed strategies for strengthening the cybersecurity of our nation’s critical infrastructure. Tatyana’s work included efforts on the Cyber Deterrence Strategy of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Strategy and the National Cyber Strategy.
Tatyana has published pieces in Lawfare, The Hill and Defense News on ways to bolster U.S. cybersecurity strategy, particularly as it relates to addressing talent gaps, protecting critical infrastructure and supply chain security, and bolstering cyber deterrence. She has been featured in C-SPAN, Politico, Cyberscoop and other notable media outlets. Tatyana also received an award for exceptionally meritorious service from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.
She received a MA in security studies with a focus on Asian affairs from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Security Studies Program and earned a BA with honors in political science and theatre from the Ohio State University.
Tatyana lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her family.
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