Drawing upon a unique combination of more than twenty years of technical, legal, policy, and business experience, Ms. Westby provides consulting and legal services to public and private
sector clients around the world in the areas of privacy, security, cyber governance, incident
response, and digital asset inventories and data mapping. Her cyber risk assessment
methodology has been used by large multinational corporations in nearly every industry sector.
Her team has deep expertise in assessing industrial control and SCADA systems used in
manufacturing, electrical grids, and critical infrastructure sectors. She also serves as Adjunct
Professor to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Computer Science and is a
professional blogger for Forbes.
Ms. Westby is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. She
serves as chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Privacy and Computer Crime Committee
(Science & Technology Law Section) and co-chair of the Cybercrime Committee (Criminal Justice
Section) and is serving a third term on the ABA President’s Cybersecurity Task Force. She cochaired
the World Federation of Scientists’ (WFS) Permanent Monitoring Panel on Information
Security and served on the ITU Secretary-General’s High Level Experts Group on Cybersecurity.
Ms. Westby led the development of the International Toolkit on Cybercrime Legislation and is an
editor and co-author of the 2010 WFS-ITU publication, The Quest for Cyber Peace. Ms. Westby
is co-author and editor of four books on privacy, security, cybercrime, and enterprise security
programs and author of two books on legal issues associated with cybersecurity research, all
published by the ABA. She speaks globally on these issues.
Previously, she launched In-Q-Tel for the CIA, was senior managing director at
PricewaterhouseCoopers, was senior fellow and director of IT Studies for the Progress and
Freedom Foundation, and was director of domestic policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Westby practiced law at Shearman & Sterling and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton &
Garrison. B.A., summa cum laude, University of Tulsa; J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown
University Law Center; Order of the Coif. Ms. Westby is a member of the American Bar
Foundation and the Cosmos Club.