Senior Policy Advisor for Cyber, National Security Program

Third Way Senior Policy Adviser
Location Washington, DC, United States
Application deadline 31 March 2022
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
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Third Way’s National Security Program is seeking a Senior Policy Advisor to develop and advance cutting-edge public policies for the top cybersecurity threats of the 21st century.

The role

The position will continue the groundbreaking work of Third Way’s non-partisan Cyber Enforcement Initiative dedicated to strengthening governments’ abilities to identify, stop, and bring to justice, malicious cyber actors. This would include drafting high-impact written materials and educating policymakers on Capitol Hill and the Administration on the importance of new policies to keep up with an ever-changing cyber and technological ecosystem.

Key roles and responsibilities

As the Senior Policy Advisor, a typical day might include…

  • Analyzing the role of cryptocurrency in cybercrime and developing actionable policy recommendations to improve law enforcement’s ability to respond;
  • Working with the Administration and the Hill to implement Third Way’s Cyber Enforcement Initiative recommendations to improve responses to cyber-attacks and enforcement against cyber-criminals, and analyzing the efficacy of proposed executive action and legislation;
  • Conceiving, drafting, and editing high-impact written products to educate and explain to policymakers the challenges around combating ransomware attacks and enforcement of other cybercrime;
  • Developing a communication and outreach strategy to policy experts, law enforcement, and relevant federal and international agencies to advance Third Way’s policy ideas;
  • Representing Third Way’s Cyber Enforcement Initiative at convenings, panel discussions, and in the media; and
  • Analyzing other national security policy challenges, and drafting incisive and impactful summaries of them for policymakers.

Experience and skills

This might be the job for you if you…

  • Have a degree in law, cybersecurity, or a relevant field.
  • Have a minimum of five years experience in law, cybersecurity policy, or relevant field.
  • Want to contribute towards Third Way’s mission.
  • Take pride in and ownership of your work.
  • Are curious and eager for professional development.
  • Think on your feet and adapt to changes effortlessly.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Are motivated and driven by your passion for opportunity, freedom, and security.
  • Want to make a difference and an imprint as Third Way’s newest Senior Policy Advisor.