Laura Brent is a Senior Fellow in the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Prior to joining CNAS, Brent served on the NATO International Staff, where she developed and implemented cyber defense policy, focusing particularly on NATO's ability to operate in cyberspace. Previously, at Ernst & Young (EY), she led and supported cybercrime investigations and cybersecurity assessments, assisting clients in responding to incidents and improving their cybersecurity posture.
Prior to EY, Brent served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the Immediate Office of the Secretary and the now-Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), where she advised senior leaders on a broad range of national and homeland security topics. She also completed a rotation to the Joint Staff within the Office of the Vice Chairman. Her writings have appeared in the NATO Review, Military Technology, and The Three Swords magazine.
Brent received her B.A. from Harvard College and her M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.