Sharon L. Cardash

Deputy Director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, Auburn University

As a core member of the senior leadership team of the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security since 2005, Sharon L. Cardash has played a key role in growing the Center's issue portfolio, profile, and impact, in the United States and internationally. She has generated many of the Center's signature products, and designed or managed many of its marquee activities, together with internal and external partners including stakeholders in academia, the U.S. government, the private sector, and the diplomatic community.

Before joining the Center (then headquartered at the George Washington University), Cardash served as Security Policy Advisor to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. She also worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington DC, where she managed task forces on counterterrorism and cybersecurity. Her writings on national and homeland security issues have been published by major newspapers and networks, scholarly journals, policy magazines, and industry trade publications.

Cardash holds a Law degree (J.D.) from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree (M.Phil.) in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in International Relations from the University of Toronto. She clerked for Justice Joseph T. Robertson, then of the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Deputy Director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, Auburn University