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Joseph Richardson

International Cyber Centre, George Mason University, USA 


Joseph Richardson has worked in cyber security and critical information infrastructure protection (CIIP) policy since 1999.  He was a key contributor to the policy framework ratified in ITU-D Study Group 1, Question 22/1: Securing information and communication networks: best practices for developing a culture of cyber security.  He developed the national cyber security self-assessment approach as a tool for governments to take stock and develop a national cyber security response.  Mr. Richardson speaks regularly at international conferences on developing a national approach to cyber security and has facilitated efforts individual countries to this end.   He taught a course on national cyber security policy at the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) in Washington DC, and is a Senior Fellow at the International Cyber Center at George Mason University where he has conducted surveys of cyber security capacity in Africa and the Americas.  He is a graduate of Newberry College (B.A.) and the University of South Carolina (MA – Economics).


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