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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Cybersecurity for Trade Practitioners: Promoting Secure Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects

Start Date: 9/29/2021 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/29/2021 1:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Virtual

Organization Name: WIIT

Mary Simpkins
Email: info@wiit.org
Phone: (202) 869-3775

WIIT is kicking off a series on cybersecurity and the nexus with trade policy. We’ve gathered three of the leading cyber and trade policy experts to begin the series by examining the need for cybersecurity policies to underpin large-scale infrastructure projects particularly in developing and emerging markets. How is the US government shaping cybersecurity policies and promoting secure infrastructure through trade missions and project financing? What is the government and private sector doing to build capacity in cybersecurity policy and to ensure our trading partners have secure operating technology infrastructure across multiple sectors? We will also hear how each of the panelists have mainstreamed cybersecurity policy into their trade careers.
Introduction to series by Andrea Durkin, Past WIIT President
Moderated by Elizabeth Blacklin of Blacklin Associates

  • Lisa Coppé, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

  • Danielle Kriz, Palo Alto Networks

  • Pompeya Lambrecht, U.S. Commercial Service


Danielle Kriz is Senior Director for Global Policy at Palo Alto Networks where she leads the company’s engagement with governments around the world on public policy issues, such as 5G security and IoT security. Danielle has 25 years of technology, cybersecurity, and trade policy experience. She previously was Director for Global Cybersecurity Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council, having established ITI’s global cybersecurity policy practice. Danielle spent four years in Silicon Valley developing and consulting on government affairs strategies for high-tech and clean-tech firms. She began her career with a decade in the U.S. government, working on high-tech trade policies at the U.S. International Trade Commission and then the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, where she spearheaded the U.S. Government’s work on cybersecurity as it intersects with trade.

Lisa Coppé is the Senior Country Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and serves as the agency’s cybersecurity sector lead on the Telecommunications Team. She has over a decade of experience working on infrastructure projects across Africa and is currently responsible for business development, project preparation and evaluation, and supervision of USTDA activities in East Africa. Mrs. Coppe designs, implements, and monitors a multimillion-dollar portfolio of grants and contracts. She has worked on deals in over 20 African countries in telecommunications, oil and gas, trade facilitation, energy, environment, and transportation. 

Pompeya Lambrecht is a Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service in Northern Virginia, responsible for the eHealth and ICT sectors and is the Global Cybersecurity Lead for Trade Promotion. She started her Commercial Service career in Washington D.C. in 1993. Pompeya holds a Master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and BSBA in Marketing and a BA in Humanities from the University of Arizona.

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