Michael Sulmeyer is the director of the Cyber Security Project for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a contributing editor for Lawfare. Before arriving at Harvard, he served as the director for Plans and Operations for Cyber Policy in the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense, working closely with the Joint Staff and Cyber Command on efforts to counter malicious cyber activity against US and Department of Defense interests. Previously, he worked on arms control and the maintenance of strategic stability between the United States, Russia and China. As a Marshall Scholar, Sulmeyer received his doctorate in politics from Oxford University, and was awarded the Sir Walter Bagehot Prize for the best dissertation in the field of government and public administration.