Jake Braun, Cambridge Global Advisors
Jake Braun serves as CEO of Cambridge Global Advisors. Before joining CGA, Jake was the Director of White House and Public Liaison for the Department of Homeland Security. He currently serves as a fellow at the Council on CyberSecurity, in the President’s Circle on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and as a strategic advisor to DHS and several other organizations in the national and cyber security sector.
Beyond cyber security, in his tenure at DHS, Jake helped pass one of the largest Big Data Agreements in history between the U.S. and E.U. The “Passenger Name Recognition (PNR)” agreement between the US and EU, enhanced data protection and addressing privacy concerns between the two.”
In these roles, he has overseen the development and implementation of the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) Task Force on CyberSkills at DHS. Jake advises senior intelligence staff on engagement with state and local law enforcement in the US and Europe related to DHS’s Countering Violent Extremism programs. He also worked on many critical data sharing and border security projects with law enforcement, government and other stakeholders in the US, Mexico and Europe.
Jake has also worked extensively on security and economic issues in Egypt, Tunisia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Nigeria, and across the EU and serves as a faculty member at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.