Instructor Profile

Philip Stupak, Threat & Response Management Instructor

Philip Stupak, JD

Senior Advisor, Cambridge Global

Phil Stupak is a senior advisor at Cambridge Global where he provides bespoke government relations solutions to companies operating within the cybersecurity, homeland security, and national security environment. He is also a senior fellow at the University of Chicago's Harris Cyber Policy Initiative where he focuses on disinformation campaigns, election security, and AI policy.  

Stupak previously served in President Obama's Administration where he handled cybersecurity, technology research and development, national security, and international relations portfolios for the Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security. In that role, he served on the executive team implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity; developed the first version of DHS’s continuous diagnostic monitoring (CDM) program as well as conception-to-deployment of EINSTEIN 3A; chaired the internal DHS China Working Group; launched the first ministerial-level engagement on cybersecurity cooperation between DHS and the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Public Security; ran the DHS Data Sharing Framework working group; and worked on interagency law enforcement task forces investigating significant cybersecurity hacks (including the 2013 $45-million ATM cyber heist). Stupak also helped negotiate the US-EU Passenger Name Records Agreement, which improved the safety and security of both continents through secure data sharing on inbound passengers from the EU.

Before joining the Obama administration, Stupak served as counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on House Administration, led then-Senator Obama’s 2008 field campaign in northern Michigan, and served in the general counsel’s office at the New York City Board of Elections.

He has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a JD from the University of Richmond.