Ben Flatgard is the 2017 Alliance 21 Fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He is founder and principal of Cycise, LLC, a security consultancy and technology company. Cycise advises companies on cybersecurity and technology regulatory policy, as well as enterprise security and secure product design. Ben is also a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC.
Ben served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2017. In his most recent post, as Director for Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council, Ben was responsible for leading policy development for the US government in areas related to cybersecurity in the financial services and healthcare sectors, consumer security, and emerging technology.