Laura Bate, Senior Director, Cyberspace Solarium Commission
Laura Bate is a Senior Director for the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission, where she focuses on issues including international engagement, workforce development, and cybercrime. She is also a 2021 Next Generation National Security Fellow with the Center for a New American Security. Prior to joining the Commission, she was a policy analyst with New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative and remains an International Security Program Fellow. She has written for Foreign Policy, Slate, War on the Rocks, and The National Interest, and has submitted written testimony to Congress on cybersecurity workforce development issues. She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS). Ms. Bate received her master’s degree from Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program where her research focused on the implementation of big data tools in an intelligence environment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international affairs from the University of Colorado-Boulder and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo.