Jane Lute

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  • Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2009-2013)
  • BOD, Center for Internet Security
  • Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Cybersecurity & Homeland Security Expert

Jane Holl Lute has dedicated her career to preventing terrorism, enhancing global stabilty and security, and helping those in crisis.  It says something about the times in which we live that Ms. Lute now focuses on cyberterrorism, the source of today's most menacing threats to nations, businesses and individuals.  Audiences praise Ms. Lute for grounding her remarks about cybersecurity in her roots as a United Nations Peace builder and Assistant Secretary-General of the U.N. responsible for comprehensive on-the-ground support for humanitarian operations in crises.  She has also served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security where she was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Department's efforts to prevent terrorism and enhance security, secure and manage the nation's borders, administer and enforce U.S. immigration laws, strengthen national resilience in the face of disasters, and ensure the nation's cybersecurity.

 
  

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Making Sense of Security in the Cyber Age

While security is typically something that modern societies assign to their governments—governments run the police, the military, make the laws, etc. — there have been no clear or consistent assignments to governments for security in cyberspace. Indeed, governments everywhere are strugg ...

While security is typically something that modern societies assign to their governments — governments run the police, the military, make the laws, etc. — there have been no clear or consistent assignments to governments for security in cyberspace. Indeed, governments everywhere are struggling to define and assert their own proper role in cyberspace as the Internet expands at the rate of over 100 new users per minute. How well are nation-states, international institutions, or even the major multinational corporations coping with these developments? What lessons from the post-War decades of institution building and economic development endure and which have not made it out of the 20th Century intact? Drawing on experience in international, national, and homeland security, Lute offers a policy perspective on security in the Cyber Age. 

Cybersecurity for the Rest of Us

What exactly is happening in cyberspace? Is the Internet really changing everything? Just how reliant are modern societies on global connectivity, instantaneous access to seemingly limitless information, and deeply pervasive automation that runs everything? What are the social effects of this con ...

What exactly is happening in cyberspace? Is the Internet really changing everything? Just how reliant are modern societies on global connectivity, instantaneous access to seemingly limitless information, and deeply pervasive automation that runs everything? What are the social effects of this connectivity — or example, is all of cyberspace ‘public?’ What does it mean to speak of personal privacy or personally identifiable information? What are the most significant political implications of the worldwide ‘cyber awakening’ that is accompanying the ongoing, organic, and instantaneous expansion of the Internet? What is happening at the key intersection of technology, power, and wealth?  

Homeland Security and You

Created a dozen years ago in the wake of 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has no problem with brand name recognition. It is continually challenged, however, with brand name understanding. Why do we have DHS? What does it do? How does it work? How will we know it’s succeedin ...

Created a dozen years ago in the wake of 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has no problem with brand name recognition. It is continually challenged, however, with brand name understanding. Why do we have DHS? What does it do? How does it work? How will we know it’s succeeding? Is there a difference between National Security and Homeland Security? 

Understanding the Global Supply Chain of Trouble: Lessons from Homeland Security

Pandemics, natural disasters, manmade crises, riots, organized crime, war. How do countries cope with challenges that seem to outsize the ability of any government to handle? Drawing on over three decades of operational and policy experience at the national and international level, Lute talks abou ...

Pandemics, natural disasters, manmade crises, riots, organized crime, war. How do countries cope with challenges that seem to outsize the ability of any government to handle? Drawing on over three decades of operational and policy experience at the national and international level, Lute talks about how governments around the world work behind the scenes of military and diplomatic relations to solve problems every day. 

How Do Wars End?

Why do wars end when they do? Why do some wars, it seems, never end? What factors combine to prevent wars from ending? How do events far removed from the battlefield often come to influence policymakers to prolong or preemptively conclude war? ...

Why do wars end when they do? Why do some wars, it seems, never end? What factors combine to prevent wars from ending? How do events far removed from the battlefield often come to influence policymakers to prolong or preemptively conclude war? 

Preventing Violent Conflict

Given mankind’s history of warfare, is it possible to think realistically about how a war might be prevented? Why do certain factors combine to unleash widespread violence in one setting, while in another, war is avoided? How should we think about the outbreak, spread, or resumption of violen ...

Given mankind’s history of warfare, is it possible to think realistically about how a war might be prevented? Why do certain factors combine to unleash widespread violence in one setting, while in another, war is avoided? How should we think about the outbreak, spread, or resumption of violence in order to preclude wholesale slaughter? Is there a role for civil society, the private sector, or even individuals in preventing the outbreak of violence? 

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Performance Peacekeeping: The Role of Technology and Innovation in Global Peace Operations

Working Women and Women Who Work: Does the Difference Matter?

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After a series of recent high-profile hacks, cybersecurity sits squarely at the top of company and organization to-do lists. HWA represents leading cyber experts who can address the broad spectrum of challenges involved in cybersecurity—from prevention and detection to recovery—and are able to shed light on the impacts of this crucial, ever-evolving issue.

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<p>Jane Lute is a sought-out expert on cybersecurity</p>

Jane Lute is a sought-out expert on cybersecurity

A former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2009-2013) and current President and CEO of the Council on CyberSecurity and Board Member of the Center for Internet Security, Jane Lute is an internationally trusted and renowned cybersecurity expert who has dedicated her career to enhancing global security and handling crises. Just elected to the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation due to her cybersecurity expertise, Hall is frequently in-demand by major conferences and the media alike to address everything from the evolving landscape of cyber threats to how they are most effectively handled. She recently delivered a TECH Talk at the Symantec Government Symposium, spoke on a panel at the RSA Conference, and was sought-out for her insights on what she called a “global cyber awakening” for global supply chains as they are permeated by tech.

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<p><span>United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jane Holl Lute as Special Coordinator on improving the United Nations response to sexual exploitation and abuse</span></p>

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jane Holl Lute as Special Coordinator on improving the United Nations response to sexual exploitation and abuse

Ms. Lute work will support the ongoing efforts of the United Nations to better align peacekeeping and human rights systems, and to strengthen United Nations response to sexual exploitation and abuse.  This new role capitalizes on her prior work with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations executing effective peacekeeping as well as her prior role as Secretary Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. 

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<p>Programming Idea: Jane Holl Lute is an invaluable speaker for <em>Board of Director Meetings</em> </p>

Programming Idea: Jane Holl Lute is an invaluable speaker for Board of Director Meetings 

Leveraging her executive leadership and expertise in global security and policy issues, Jane Holl Lute discusses critical and highly relevant threats to businesses and global security.  She sits on several Boards, including Union Pacific Railroad, guiding their policies on these important issues.  She is an excellent, substantive speaker who will make a meaningful impact on the decision-making of your company.

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<p>Jane Holl Lute is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Internet Security</p>

Jane Holl Lute is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Internet Security

Jane Lute previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the CIS, an international non-profit organization focused on enhancing cyber security readiness and response for the public and private sectors.

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<p>Asking these 4 questions will stop up to 90% of hacks</p>

Asking these 4 questions will stop up to 90% of hacks

Jane Holl Lute, CEO of the Center for Internet Security at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit advised all companies and organizations ask themselves the following questions to head off up to 90% of attacks. 

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Is the Sony hack corporate America’s cybersecurity wakeup call? by Jane Holl Lute

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<p>Jane Lute led a United Nations panel to assess future technology needs for <span>security and peacekeeping.  The panel <span>recommended dramatically expanding the use of unmanned surveillance drones in U.N. military operations</span></span></p>

Jane Lute led a United Nations panel to assess future technology needs for security and peacekeeping.  The panel recommended dramatically expanding the use of unmanned surveillance drones in U.N. military operations

The panel's recommendation, she said, was that the United Nations would own the information gathered by it and there would have to be strict rules and procedures covering the use of drones and the imagery received from them. She also denied that the U.N. would become an intelligence gathering body

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Ms. Jane Holl Lute is the Special Coordinator on improving the United Nations response to sexual exploitation and abuse. Ms. Lute also serves concurrently as the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the relocation of Camp Hurriya residents outside of Iraq.

Prior to re-joining the UN, Ms. Lute served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an independent not-for-profit with the mission to lead the global community to a secure cyber future. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), an organization established to assist the public and private sectors in measurably strengthening their cybersecurity posture.

From 2009 - 2013, Ms. Lute served as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the Department’s chief operating officer, Ms. Lute was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Department’s efforts to prevent terrorism and enhance security, secure and manage the nation’s borders, administer and enforce U.S. immigration laws, strengthen national resilience in the face of disasters, and ensure the nation’s cybersecurity. 

From 2003-2007, she served as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping responsible for comprehensive on-the-ground support to all UN peace operations worldwide, and from 2007-2008 she established and led the Department of Field Support as acting Under Secretary-General. Ms. Lute also served as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding, responsible for coordinating efforts on behalf of the Secretary-General to build sustainable peace in countries emerging from violent conflict.

Previously, Ms. Lute was executive vice-president and chief operating officer of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund and worked with David A. Hamburg, former president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Cyrus Vance, former U.S. Secretary of State, on the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, a global initiative that pioneered global efforts to prevent violent conflict.

Ms. Lute served on the National Security Council staff under both President George H.W. Bush and President William Jefferson Clinton and had a distinguished career in the United States Army, including service in the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.  She has a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.