Tarah Wheeler, cybersecurity policy fellow at New America, speaks at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

A policy community that often lacks technical experience needs people with cybersecurity backgrounds, as recent calls for assistance have shown. Tarah Wheeler is here to tell you, that transition is tough.  

“Sometimes I feel like I have a garden trowel and I'm digging that path myself. I know a couple of other people who have done it: Alan Friedman, Bruce Schneier. But it's incredibly difficult,” says Wheeler, cybersecurity policy fellow at New America.   

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