Catherine Lotrionte

Dr. Catherine Lotrionte is a Brent Scowcroft scholar at the Atlantic Council with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She is also the founder and former Director of the CyberProject at Georgetown University, where she has taught and written on international and national security law, international affairs and technology. At Georgetown she founded the CyberProject in 2008, focusing on the role of international and domestic law in recent and emerging developments in the proliferation of weapons, technology and threats. Lotrionte previously served as Counsel to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House, on the Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as an Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency and in the U.S. Department of Justice.


She is an internationally recognized expert on international law and cyber conflict and has testified before Congress and NATO on cyber issues. She has authored numerous publications on a broad array of topics, including espionage, information technology, international law, and deterrence and is a frequent speaker at cyber conferences across the global.


Dr. Lotrionte holds a MA and Ph.D. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from New York University. She served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Cybersecurity, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Cyber Policy Task Force, and the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.