Adam Bobrow is the Founder and CEO of Foresight Resilience Strategies, a strategic consultancy based in Maryland. He is the designer of Foresight’s Information Audit, which allows small and medium-sized organizations to adopt a risk management approach to cybersecurity using tools to prioritize cybersecurity activities that matches their risk profile. For organizations that want to adopt the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (CSF) as their approach to protect information and build resilient systems, the Information Audit delivers that on a customized basis.
As a Senior Fellow at The George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS), Adam assists the Center with programming and provides authoritative analysis through the CCHS blog and other outlets. He is conducting a research program through CCHS on the implementation of NIST’s CSF focused on how successful the CSF is at changing the culture of an organization with regard to cybersecurity. Adam is recognized as an expert on the CSF, having participated in the most recent NIST-sponsored Workshop on the CSF as a session moderator.
Before starting Foresight, Adam served in the Obama Administration in a variety of positions over five years. He was the international lead for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), responsible for coordinating U.S. government activities related to international S&T cooperation with other countries bilaterally as well as in multilateral contexts. His primary responsibility focused on the relationships with China, India, Korea, Japan, EU, and OECD partners seeking to enhance cooperation and advance mutually beneficial activities.
Prior to his service in the White House, Adam served in the U.S. Department of Commerce in a variety of policy positions including as China policy advisor to Secretary Gary Locke, Deputy General Counsel for Strategic Initiatives (acting) to General Counsel Cameron Kerry, and China policy Expert Advisor at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In those positions, Adam participated in making key decisions related to trade, investment, and intellectual property policy related to China as well as cybersecurity, consumer privacy, and intellectual property-related issues related to Internet policy.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Adam had a career as a consultant and lawyer in both the private and public sectors focused on the U.S.-China relationship, China’s legal development, international trade, and intellectual property. He is an attorney, having received his JD from Washington University in St. Louis and is a member of the DC Bar. Adam’s undergraduate degree is in Chinese language from Georgetown University.