SJI Monday: Michael J. Newman '06 of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection

Monday, October 28th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 546
Oct 28
Monday, October 28th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 546

SJI's regular series of Monday lunches on public interest topics.

Mr. Newman services the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection (OCCIP) as a Senior Policy Analyst. In this role, he assists the Director in carrying out the key focus areas of the office: baseline protection, information sharing, and improved incident response and recovery in support of the Department’s role as the sector-specific agency for the financial services sector. 

Specifically, Mr. Newman has responsibilities for both the domestic and international work conducted by OCCIP. Internationally, Mr. Newman leads OCCIP’s engagement with the Financial Stability Board. In this capacity, Mr. Newman helped create the FSB Cyber Lexicon and currently serves on the FSB Cyber Incident Response and Recovery Working Group. Mr. Newman also works on issues related to cybersecurity, resilience, response and recovery within the G7 Cyber Expert Group (CEG) and in bilateral relationships with other jurisdictions. Domestically, he leads engagement with the insurance industry and insurance regulatory community on issues relating to operational risk and resilience. Related to this responsibility, Mr. Newman has facilitated multiple cyber tabletop exercises with groups of insurance industry participants, state insurance regulators, law enforcement and federal regulators.

Prior to joining OCIP, Mr. Newman worked for Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO) for over three years. Among other responsibilities at FIO, Mr. Newman provided expertise on the cyber insurance market and cybersecurity within the insurance industry. Mr. Newman also represented FIO at the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), serving as the vice-chair of the IAIS Governance Working Group and a member of the Insurance Groups Working Group and Supervisory Materials Review Task Force. He also participated in the IAIS Financial Crime Task Force, which assesses cyber risk issues for the IAIS. 

From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Newman worked as an attorney in private practice, where among other issues he focused on corporate governance issues and white collar and securities litigation. 

Mr. Newman received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (2002) and a J.D. from Columbia Law School (2006). Mr. Newman lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, son, and daughter.

Sponsored by SJI. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available. If you have further dietary restrictions, email Diana Pedi at [email protected] at least two business days prior to the event, and we will do our best to accommodate them.