Written by Suzanne Smalley
Jun 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP
The cybersecurity executive, former Marine and author Nathaniel Fick has been selected as the State Department’s inaugural Ambassador-at-Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy, three sources with knowledge of the decision told CyberScoop.
Fick would lead the State Department’s Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, launched in April, to focus on enhancing the Biden administration’s effort to provide digital aid to allies as well as American leadership in setting global cyber standards.
Fick is politically well-connected and spoke at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in support of then-President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. He now serves as general manager of information security for the Internet search company Elastic, which builds self-managed and Software as a Service offerings for search, logging, security, observability and analytics use cases.
Fick previously served as the CEO of Endgame, a cybersecurity software company, from 2012 through its acquisition by Elastic in 2019.
The White House and State Department did not immediately return calls and emails seeking comment. Fick, reached via an email alerting him to plans to report the story, also declined to comment.
One of the three sources with knowledge of the