Welcome to my personal website, which I created to provide a place for my work and my thoughts.   I’m a marketing communications professional in Seattle specializing in security, privacy, and online safety at Microsoft.  I currently manage the Microsoft Trust Center, the global hub for Microsoft’s compliance certifications, privacy policies and processes, data transfer and location policies, and security features.   (Standard disclaimer – all opinions expressed on this site are my own, and not those of Microsoft.)

I’m fascinated by the issues surrounding the intersection of technology, society, and policy.  I’m especially interested in information security, privacy, and online safety, and I really enjoy researching and writing about these topics.

On this site you will various things I’ve written, including published articles, white papers, testimony, and research, as well as articles where I’ve been cited, and presentations I’ve given.

What’s new from me:
June, 2016:  The resource I administer, the Microsoft Trust Center, continues to gain traction as we recently added Power BI and Dynamics, as well as localized in 10 languages.

June, 2014: Cyberspace 2025.  This was the biggest integrated digital marketing campaign I’ve ever done, and it involved a research paper I co-wrote, a multimedia website, a motion graphic video, a social media campaign, and a big launch event in Brussels. Check it out all out at http://www.cyberspace2025.com


January, 2014: I co-authored a new study entitled The Cybersecurity Risk Paradox: Impact of Social, Economic, and Technological Factors on Rates of Malware. The report focuses on specific ways that social and economic factors affect cybersecurity outcomes worldwide.



October, 2013: Microsoft released a paper I wrote, Five Principles for Shaping Cybersecurity Norms at the Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013. The conference was fascinating – I attended while managing the launch and our booth presence.


December, 2012: Report I wrote for Microsoft – the first ever “Year in Online Safety” by any company, as far as I know:YIS-2012

October, 2012:  Consumer safety brochure I wrote, “Online Fraud: Your Guide to Prevention, Detection, and Recovery:”


Fostering Digital Citizenship – a paper I wrote for Microsoft in September, 2011

Building Global Trust Online: Policy Perspectives on Privacy, Safety and Security.  This is Microsoft’s Policy Maker’s Guide.  I wrote about 70 percent of the content:

Parental Controls 2010 Product GuideI wrote this on my own, because there was a pressing need for a comprehensive guide to parental controls:

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