SpyCast 7.9.24
Ep 641 | 7.9.24

Cybersecurity in The White House – with Camille Stewart Gloster

Show Notes


Camille Stewart Gloster (X, LinkedIn) joins Andrew (XLinkedIn) to discuss her career in cyber. Camille was the first Deputy National Cyber Director for Technology & Ecosystem for the White House. 

What You’ll Learn


  • The intersections between technology and law
  • The origins of the cyber threat
  • The importance of cyber education
  • Building a diverse cyber workforce


  • Challenging narratives and norms
  • Strategic education

And much, much more …

Episode Notes

This week, Andrew was joined by Camille Stewart Gloster. Camille most recently served as the Deputy National Cyber Director for Technology & Ecosystem at the White House, where she was the first person to hold the role. At the White House, she worked alongside the National Cyber Director advising the President of the United States on the most critical issues and developments within the technological field. 

In addition to her fascinating work within the White House and across the private sector, Camille is a co-founder of the #ShareTheMicInCyber movement and the #NextGenNatSec initiative, efforts that both aim to grow a more diverse cyber workforce. Tune in to learn more about how Camille has helped to set up the United States for success in the next generations of cyber and technology! 


Camille is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – the first intercollegiate sorority founded by Black women. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded in 1908 right here in Washington, DC at Howard University. In fact, five of the Divine Nine were founded at Howard – Read more about the legacy and history of the Divine Nine here. 

Quotes of the Week

“Another part of the problem is having a conversation where people understand that they do a lot of this work every day. Honing those skills and being intentional about them and then applying them to a career means a transition from a hobby to something more concrete. And that narrative piece of making cybersecurity not seem so overwhelming is a big part of the work as well.” – Camille Stewart Gloster. 




*Beginner Resources*



  • Into the Metaverse: The Essential Guide to the Business Opportunities of the Web3 Era, Cathy Hackl (Bloomsbury, 2023)
  • Trafficking Data: How China Is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty, Aynne Kokas (Oxford University Press, 2022)
  • Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, Fred Kaplan (Simon & Schuster, 2017)



Primary Sources 

*Wildcard Resource*