Danielle Kriz has 16 years of government and industry experience formulating policy for the high-tech industry. As director for global cybersecurity policy, she leads ITI’s work advancing the high-tech industry’s positions on cybersecurity issues both domestically and abroad. In particular, Kriz works to encourage governments around the world -- including the U.S. government -- to leverage the considerable work industry is doing to improve cybersecurity and to follow globally accepted policy approaches that meet security needs while facilitating interoperability and a global marketplace.
Before joining ITI, Kriz was a managing associate at Canyon Snow Consulting in Silicon Valley, where she implemented government affairs strategies for high-tech and clean-tech companies. Her areas of focus included privacy and cybersecurity, broadband, clean energy policy, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Prior to her Silicon Valley experience, she spent a decade in the U.S. government working on high-tech trade policy. From 1999-2006, she was a trade policy analyst in the Office of Technology & Electronic Commerce in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. There, she focused on Europe and Latin America before managing the department’s IT and e-commerce trade negotiations with Japan. While at Commerce, she addressed key cybersecurity trade policy issues in both Japan and Korea and, in 2004, was awarded the “Women in Cyber Security Award” by the Women’s High Tech Coalition. From 1996-1999, Kriz was a software industry analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission where she analyzed the impact of U.S. trade policies and trade negotiations on the U.S. high-tech industry.
Kriz has a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University, focused on international trade and technology policy, and a B.A. in politics from Ithaca College. She lived in Tokyo from 1991-1994 and speaks Japanese.
ITI Blog articles by Danielle Kriz
- White House Pushes Back on Disruptive China Policy (04/06/2013)
- Cybersecurity Policy Drift (04/04/2013)
- President Obama Makes a Downpayment on Cybersecurity (02/12/2013)