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Rebekah Lewis

Executive in Residence Info Technology & Analytics

Rebekah Lewis is an Executive in Residence and the Director of the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining AU, Lewis practiced cybersecurity and information assurance law with the National Security Agency and data privacy and public company representation law as an associate in the Washington office of Latham & Watkins. She also completed a post-graduate fellowship with the Corporate Strategy Division of the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, Switzerland as the recipient of a Bates Overseas Fellowship Award from the University of Michigan Law School. Lewis graduated cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the University of Michigan Law School. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). In addition to her role as Director of the KCGC, Lewis teaches Cybersecurity Governance and Business Law, Ethics and Governance in the Kogod School of Business.

Degrees

BSFS, Georgetown University; JD, University of Michigan Law School

Office
KSB - Information Technology
Kogod - T37
Contact Info
(202) 885-1430

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For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

  • Fall 2017

    • ITEC-596 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Cybersecurity Governance
    • Description
  • Spring 2018

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

"Cybersecurity Workforce: Re-Examining the Call for Technical Skills," Cybernance, October 23, 2017.

Legal and Privacy Considerations (pgs 15-19) in "Sharing Insider Threat Indicators: Examining the Potential Use of SWIFT's Messaging Platform to Combat Cyber Fraud," SWIFT Working Paper, October 2, 2017.

"The Equifax Breach: Getting From Talk to Organized Response," Lawfare, September 29, 2017

"Reality Check – Managing Cybersecurity Risk in the Supply Chain," Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center In Practice, June 16, 2017.

"President Trump's Cybersecurity Executive Order: Cybersecurity Governance Impact and Implications," Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center In Practice, May 15, 2017.

"Governance and Insurance - Two Keys to Solving Cyber Risk," Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center In Practice, March 17, 2017.

"Real-World Strategies for Obtaining Senior Leadership Airtime and Buy-In on Cybersecurity," Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center In Practice, December 7, 2016.

Media Appearances

Interview with "What's Working in Washington," "Cybersecurity growing threat to small businesses, AU expert says," January 23, 2017.

Interview with Federal News Radio's Tom Temlin The Federal Drive, "Understanding the role of management in cybersecurity," October 17, 2016. Read more.