Angela McKay

Angela McKay
Senior Director for Cyber Policy

Ms. Angela McKay is Senior Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy within Customer Security and Trust at Microsoft.  She leads Microsoft’s public policy work on cybersecurity and cloud security, and helps drive the company’s efforts to ensure a peaceful and stable cyberspace.  Her team includes professionals working on these topics across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.

Ms. McKay serves as Secretary for the Coalition to Reduce Cyber Risk, on the Board of Councilors for the East West Institute, and as Microsoft’s Point of Contact for the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Before joining Microsoft in 2008, she worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and BellSouth Telecommunications. Ms. McKay holds a Bachelor’s of Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Recent Events and Presentations

March 27, 2019

From data breaches to denial of service attacks, the private sector routinely faces a barrage of threats from those seeking to wreak havoc on their digital systems. When faced with an attack, companies can take steps to secure their own systems, but they are not authorized to retaliate against any system that they do not own. What are the domestic and international implications of authorizing private entities to engage in offensive cybersecurity operations?