Palo Alto Networks
Senior Director, Global Policy
Danielle Kriz joined Palo Alto Networks in February 2016 as Senior Director of Global Policy. In this position, she leads the company’s engagement with governments around the world on public policy issues, such as 5G security and IoT security, that impact Palo Alto Networks. Danielle has 25 years of technology, cybersecurity, and trade policy experience. She previously was Director for Global Cybersecurity Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing the world’s largest technology companies. Danielle established ITI’s globally impactful cybersecurity policy practice, where she encouraged governments to leverage industry’s considerable efforts on cybersecurity and to enact laws and policies that improve security while facilitating innovation. Danielle spent four years in Silicon Valley developing and consulting on government affairs strategies for high-tech and clean-tech firms. She began her career with a decade in the U.S. government, working on high-tech trade policies at the U.S. International Trade Commission and then the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, where she spearheaded the U.S. Government’s work on cybersecurity as it intersects with trade. Danielle has worked with governments and engaged on cybersecurity policies in the U.S., EU, Japan, the U.K., Singapore, China, India, Korea, Brazil, and many others. Danielle has an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, with a focus on international trade and technology policy, and a BA from Ithaca College in politics. She lived in Tokyo from 1991-1994.