The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Cyber Policy Task Force released its final report, “From Awareness to Action—A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President.” The report includes implementable recommendations on policy, organization and resources for the next administration and is available at

Mayer Brown Cybersecurity & Data Privacy partners David Simon and Stephen Lilley are members of the bipartisan CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force, which according to CSIS is composed of “leading cybersecurity experts” from a wide range of fields. “I am proud that two of our partners contributed to this timely articulation of cybersecurity priorities for the incoming administration,” said Raj De, leader of the firm’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice and co-leader of the firm’s National Security practice.

“In an age of chronic vulnerability to the escalating cyber attacks by nation-states and non-state actors on companies, individuals and governments, it was an honor to serve on the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force. Particularly on issues of encryption, data privacy and how to defend private companies and individuals from falling victim to cyber attacks, there is an acute need for clear-eyed judgment and fresh recommendations,” said Mr. Simon.

“Cyber threats to the private and public sector continue to grow, and the need for strategic and practical thinking on this topic is more vital than ever. It was a privilege to serve on the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force as it developed actionable recommendations for the incoming administration,” said Mr. Lilley.