Harvey Rishikof

Harvey Rishikof

Director of Policy and Cyber Security Research at the University of Maryland and Visiting Professor at Temple Law School, Socrates Program

Harvey Rishikof is Director of Policy and Cyber Security Research at the University of Maryland (Applied Research Laboratory For Intelligence and Security) and a Visiting Professor of Law at Temple Law School and chair of the ABA advisory committee to the Standing Committee on Law and National Security. Rishikof has been involved in a number of legal-policy projects sponsored by the MITRE FFRDC, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Center for Strategic International Studies, the Hewlett Foundation, the Congressional “Solarium” Project, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences. He specializes in national security, civil and military courts, terrorism, international law, civil liberties, and constitutional law. Prior to joining the firm, Rishikof was the dean of faculty at the National War College and former chair of the department of National Strategy, legal counsel to the deputy director of the FBI, federal law clerk to Leonard I. Garth (Third Circuit), and AA to the Chief Justice of the United States. He also previously served as dean of Roger Williams University School of Law. Throughout his career, Rishikof has served on numerous committees and held multiple positions in government focusing on cybersecurity investigations. Most recently, he was the senior policy advisor to the National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX), the agency responsible for counterintelligence and insider threat management across the federal government. He is a graduate of McGill University and earned an MA from Brandeis University, an MA from National War College, and a JD from New York Law School.