Assistant Professor, National Defense University, College of Information and Cyberspace, Defense Department
Applying his over 25 years of government and corporate leadership experience, including 15 years focused on information and communications technology law and policy, Harry Wingo is a thought leader in the strategic use of emerging technology in cyberspace. Currently, he leads a CIO Leadership Development Program at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.
He has served the past five years at the nation’s cyber war college, educating leaders on how best to counter the evolving threats to U.S. cybersecurity, including cyberattacks against critical infrastructure, the erosion of U.S. technological supremacy through industrial espionage, and the use of cyber effects to undermine faith in the nation’s democratic institutions.
In addition to teaching cyber law and policy, Wingo engages in outreach and education efforts.
In 2019, he testified before Congress on the supply chain risks presented by the U.S. overreliance on small unmanned aircraft systems or drones, and the opportunities for increasing domestic innovation in this smart-city technology.
In 2022, the world will see increasing tensions between the U.S. and China as global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic unfold within the context of heightened geopolitical tensions. In addition to great power competition, cyber bad actors will continue to cause disruptive events like the 2021 SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline cyber incidents.
The ability to translate national security risk management into terms that best inform C-suite executives and boards of directors about the broader challenges and opportunities in technology is increasingly important.