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Our Mission

To cultivate a cybersecurity renaissance that will improve the resiliency of our Nation’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors, defend our democratic institutions, and empower generations of cybersecurity leaders.


The Nation's Leading Cybersecurity Think Tank

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) is the nation’s leading cybersecurity think tank providing objective, nonpartisan research, advisory, and education to legislative, commercial, and public-sector cybersecurity stakeholders.

ICIT understands that only through generative and focused collaboration will cybersecurity and national security communities make the quantum leaps necessary to defend against today’s hyper-evolving adversaries. In response, we facilitate a robust platform of programs, knowledge sharing, cutting-edge research, and publications that support the exchange of ideas and provide a forum for cybersecurity leaders to engage in the meaningful discourse needed to effectively support and protect our nation’s critical infrastructures.

Our Team

Parham Eftekhari, Founder, ICIT

Parham Eftekhari

Founder & Chairman

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Cory Simpson

Chief Executive Officer

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Joyce Hunter

Executive Director

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Dustin Sachs

Director of  Research & Content Strategy

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Catherine Squeo- Director Operations, ICIT

Catherine Squeo

Director of Events/Special Projects

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Edith Mirtanda, Operations Manager, ICIT

Edith Miranda

Director Operations

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"My participation with ICIT has been one of the most impactful things I have done to educate and influence not only the public but the legislature regarding cyber risks and better ways to manage and mitigate those risks. The mission and values of ICIT align with my personal perspectives and I am proud to be a fellow with the institute."

Malcolm Harkins

ICIT Fellow & Former CISO Intel / Chief Security and Trust Officer

Epiphany Systems

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