Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security

David J. Hickton

  • Institute Director
David J. Hickton, Institute Director

David J. Hickton, former United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has been an advocate for cybersecurity vigilance, as well as the development of methods to defend the nation’s systems infrastructure.

He played an integral role in creating legal practices for cybercrime investigations and prioritized the prosecution of computer crimes throughout his tenure from 2010 to 2016. High-profile indictments included those of five members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army for cyber theft and Russian hacker Evgeniy Bogachev, one of the most prominent cybercriminals in the world. Read Full Bio »

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