Adam Golodner


Adam Golodner is the director of global security and technology policy for Cisco. Adam works collaboratively across the company to help direct global public policy for security with governments, thought leaders, partners and others. He helps advance Cisco's strong commitment to security, and works on a strategic focus for security as a means of enhancing productivity, efficiency and competitive advantage for the company's customers. Additionally, Adam is an Executive Fellow at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, Center for Digital Strategies.

Prior to joining Cisco, he was the associate director for policy of the Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College, where he focused on the intersection of technology, economics and law. He is also the former chief of staff of the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. In this role, he worked on mergers, enforcement matters and competition policy;focusing on technology, telecommunications, media, regulated industries, intellectual property and international issues. Adam is also the former deputy administrator of the Rural Utilities Service, United States Department of Agriculture, where he led efforts on universal service, broadband, e-education and e-health. Before that, he served as a search manager in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

Adam has served on: the White House's E-Commerce Working Group; the White House's National Information Infrastructure (NII) Task Force; the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Telecommunications Committee; the U.S. Delegation to the WTO, Seattle Round; and the Department of Justice's Privacy Council.

He has participated in many policy programs, including the Salzburg Seminar, the Aspen Institute, the National Academies of Sciences, the Brookings Institution, the Rueschlikon Conference, the IEEE, Harvard University, the University of Virginia, as well as other forums.

Prior to corporate, academia and government service, he was a partner in a Denver, Colorado law firm and practiced corporate law.

He graduated from The Colorado College with honors and the University of Colorado's School of Law, where he was articles editor of the Law Review.


February 12, 2014


Statement of Adam Golodner on the Rollout of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

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Earlier today, the White House cybersecurity office and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) rolled out the first version of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.  Congratulations to all in the public and private sector who worked so hard to get to this important milestone.  The high level government and widespread private sector involvement in this […]

February 19, 2013


Privacy and Security in the Age of the Internet of Everything

Cisco today released an important new report on the intrinsic and economic value of the transition to the Internet of Everything.  The study, entitled “Embracing the Internet of Everything to Capture Your Share of $14.4 Trillion,” details major market-making opportunities for business and industry over the next decade.   The report concludes that advances in […]