Speaker BIO

Graham Brookie is the Vice President, Strategy and Tech Programs and Senior Director of the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) at Atlantic Council and a national security and information expert with a decade of experience leading cross-disciplinary teams.The DFRLab is at the forefront of open-source research with a focus on governance, technology, security, social media, and where each intersect. By publishing what it can prove, or disprove, in real-time, the DFRLab is creating a new model of research and education adapted for impact. During Brookie’s tenure, the DFRLab has grown to be the third largest center at the Atlantic Council, and a home to more than 30 experts spread across six continents conducting groundbreaking research, shaping public policy, setting industry standards for analysis, and promoting diverse communities of #DigitalSherlocks around the world.Prior to joining the DFRLab, Brookie served in various positions at the White House and National Security Council. His most recent role was as an adviser for strategic communications with a focus on digital strategy, audience engagement, and coordinating a cohesive record of former US President Barack Obama’s national security and foreign policy. Previously he served as the adviser to the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism (APHSCT), the president’s top aide for cybersecurity, counterterrorism, intelligence, and homeland security issues. He also worked in the East Asia, Middle East, and North Africa directorates at the National Security Council.Brookie graduated cum laude with degrees from American University in Washington, DC. He also completed the London School of Economics’ general course.