Sharon L. Cardash

Associate Director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security


Sharon Cardash is Associate Director of the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.  At CCHS, her portfolio includes policy analysis, research initiatives, and education, particularly curriculum development.  Cardash is principal or contributing author of many publications and testimonies on cybersecurity, homeland and national security issues.  She has served in past as Senior Advisor to GW’s Center for Preparedness and Resilience; as Preceptor to HSPI’s Presidential Administrative Fellow; and as subject matter expert for the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Future of Terrorism Task Force Report.

Before joining CCHS, Cardash served as Security Policy Advisor to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.  She also worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where she managed task forces on counterterrorism and cybersecurity. 

Cardash holds a degree in Law (Juris Doctor) from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.  She clerked for Justice Joseph T. Robertson, then of the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada.

Op-eds, Commentaries & Blog Posts

July 04, 2016
October 05, 2009