Allan Friedman is the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US Department of Commerce. He coordinates NTIA’s multi-stakeholder processes on cybersecurity, convening cross-sector working groups with a focus on resilience in a vulnerable ecosystem. Friedman leads NTIA's effort to establish a shared vision and best practices on software bill of materials (SBOM) across the digital ecosystem. Prior to joining the Federal government, Friedman spent over a decade as a noted cybersecurity and tech policy scholar at Harvard’s Computer Science Department, the Brookings Institution and George Washington University’s Engineering School. He is the co-author of the popular text Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, has a degree in computer science from Swarthmore College and a PhD in public policy from Harvard University.