Akamai Appoints Lauren M. Van Wazer as Head of Global Public Policy
Van Wazer most recently served as Assistant Director for Cybersecurity within
the Executive Office of the President's Office of Science and Technology
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 27, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Akamai Technologies, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide
secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today
announced the appointment of Lauren M. VanWazer as Vice President of Global
Public Policy. Ms. Van Wazer is a lawyer and engineer with more than 15 years
of federal government and private sector experience in public policy and
regulatory law related to technology, including cybersecurity, communications
infrastructure, and national security. In this newly created position, Ms.
Van Wazer will lead Akamai's public policy activities worldwide. She will
report to Akamai Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Melanie
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As former Assistant Director for Cybersecurity within OSTP, Ms. Van Wazer
helped lead policy development on a wide range of topics in cybersecurity,
including research and development, draft legislation, supply chain risk
management, incident response, privacy, and information sharing mechanisms.
She also served as OSTP's liaison to the National Security Staff
Cybersecurity Directorate with primary responsibility for research and
development. Her work at OSTP was recognized with the OSTP Award for
Excellence for contributions to science and technology policy.
"As Akamai expands its global public policy function, Lauren brings a wealth
of experience advising industry executives and collaborating with senior
government officials on technology-related policy initiatives," said
Haratunian. "We look forward to Lauren's leadership on policies and standards
of relevance to Akamai."
"Akamai recognizes the importance of sound policy decisions, combined with
technological innovation and research, in our global Internet economy," said
VanWazer. "Government and business must work together to develop smart
policies for today's hyperconnected world, especially in areas such as
cybersecurity and mobile technology. I look forward to working with
policymakers in this role."
Ms. Van Wazer's background includes serving as Assistant General Counsel in
the Office of Management and Budget. She has also held roles as the Chief
Policy and Technology Counsel for Cox Enterprises, where she was the lead for
regulatory affairs; and served for over six years as Associate Chief of the
Federal Communications Commission's Office of Engineering and Technology,
where she helped develop and implement wireless broadband, homeland security,
and telecommunications technology policy.
Ms. Van Wazer holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.S.E.
in Systems Science Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania's Moore
School of Electrical Engineering.
Akamai^® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure,
high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the
Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive
reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and
expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly
mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to
securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating
the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com
or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
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