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Jessica Herrera-Flanigan

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan
Jessica R. Herrera-Flanigan is a partner at the Monument Policy Group, where she focuses on the issues affecting our nation’s security, technology, commerce, and entertainment markets. Previously, she served as the Staff Director and General Counsel of the House Committee on Homeland Security. She also has served as Senior Counsel at the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where she led the Section’s cybercrime investigation team. She was a Member of the CSIS Commission on Cyber Security and is a Member of the ABA Standing Committee on Law & National Security. She currently serves as the Fellow for Cybersecurity at the Center for National Policy.
Cybersecurity

Cyber Policy Still Stuck in the ‘90s

In the nearly 20 years since the first cyber policy discussions, technology has changed tremendously. The debate hasn’t caught up yet.

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Do We Need to ‘Disrupt’ the Cybersecurity Status Quo?

Next month marks 10 years since DHS first marked Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Is the cyber conversation stuck in 2004?

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Cybersecurity May Be Going the Way of Country Music

And many of us are starting to do the equivalent of changing the dial.

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The Internet of Things Means More Things to Hack

It's great that more everyday items have online capabilities, but it's also a whole new world of cyber vulnerability.

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Data Breach Epidemic: Why Are We Blaming the Victims?

The question going forward is what is the proper standard for protecting data, especially without the existence of universal technical, operational, and policy standards?

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The Adobe Breach This Week Should Get Your Attention

The software company's revelation was barely noted in a day crowded with shutdown politics.

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Fallout from Snowden Leak Should Be Greater Transparency

We must find a way to protect privacy and promote our innovation economy beyond our borders.

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Five Critical Cyber Questions for the Next DHS Chief

Napolitano steps down from Homeland Security as threats are growing.

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The Gaming-Cyber Nexus Feds Should Explore

To improve cybersecurity, look to the gaming community.

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Cyber Recruiting, Country Music Style

Our cybersecurity blogger takes a new approach to attracting top talent to the field.

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Lute: 'We Cannot Run Cyber Like an Intelligence Program'

On the eve of her departure, DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute Reflects on an eventful tenure.

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The Internet Equivalent of Yelling Fire in a Crowded Theater

The law is murky on how to treat hackers who spread false information with potentially catastrophic consequences.

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It’s Cyber Reform All Over Again

House takes up cyber measures that didn’t make it into law last year.

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Make Way for the Lone Cyber Ranger and Online Vigilantism

Independent operators may soon be driven to wage their own private cyber wars.

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As Cyber Events Pile Up, So Do the Stakes

Does it really matter if attacks are being generated by the Chinese military or criminal syndicates?

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The future of innovation is at stake in the debate over Internet freedom

Discord over telecom treaty reflects global schism.

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On the Internet, the FBI knows if you’re a dog

Online anonymity is rapidly becoming a relic of a bygone era.

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BYOD can quickly become BYOM -- bring your own malware

Employers may find it easier and less costly to buy and maintain the devices employees need.

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Not All Critical Infrastructure Is Created Equal

Any executive order creating new protections needs to weigh the potential consequences of disruption.

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Senator’s Letters to Corporate Execs Stir Cyber Bill Hopes

Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV is bypassing the Chamber of Commerce and taking the case directly to company executives.