Cybersecurity Program ManagerPhone: (301) 738-6245
Markus Rauschecker joined the University of Maryland’s Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) in March 2008. In his capacity as CHHS’ Cybersecurity Program Manager, Mr. Rauschecker focuses on legal and policy issues in cybersecurity. He works with government agencies and the private sector to increase their understanding of the many legal and policy issues they face in cybersecurity. Through CHHS, Mr. Rauschecker supports clients with planning, training, and exercises to enable them to better prepare and respond to cyber incidents.
Mr. Rauschecker has been published on cyber issues in such outlets as the Maryland Law Review, JURIST, the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today, and U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine. He has discussed emerging cybersecurity threats for local and international news outlets.
Mr. Rauschecker has presented at conferences and seminars such as CyberMaryland, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference, the UMD/CHHS Law and Policy of Cybersecurity Symposium, FEMA’s Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium, State Guard Association of the United States Judge Advocate Training Program, and the Howard County GovConnects Cyber Conference.
Mr. Rauschecker has provided testimony on cybersecurity issues to numerous government bodies at the federal, state and local levels, including the U.S. Senate Foreign Relation’s Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, the Maryland Senate Finance Committee, the Maryland House Judiciary Committee, the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, the Baltimore City Mayor’s Working Group on the Use and Implementation of Body Worn Cameras, and the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on the Judiciary.
Prior to becoming CHHS’ Cybersecurity Program Manager, Mr. Rauschecker served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the National Capital Region (NCR) Senior Policy Group, providing legal and policy analysis to the NCR’s Homeland Security Advisors. Additionally, he helped implement the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant, which supports the region’s homeland security goals and priorities. Mr. Rauschecker helped draft the 2013 NCR Homeland Security Strategic Plan which outlines the region’s goals and priorities. To further support the NCR, Mr. Rauschecker helped design the NCR Program Management Office that serves to achieve the region’s homeland security goals.
Mr. Rauschecker has also been a lead Planner for the District of Columbia’s Continuity of Operations (COOP) program. As lead Planner, he drafted an Executive Order, signed by the Mayor, which ensured that all District agencies had plans that would enable them to continue performing essential functions during and after any type of emergency. Mr. Rauschecker worked with agencies to develop and update their COOP plans. He also served as an instructor for the Department of Homeland Security certified COOP course and represented the District of Columbia at national and regional COOP conferences.
In addition, Mr. Rauschecker worked on two Presidential Inaugurations, providing both management and operational support. As Program Manager to the District of Columbia Presidential Inaugural Committee, he ensured planning coordination among all stakeholders.
Mr. Rauschecker earned a BA from Georgetown University in 2002. Mr. Rauschecker received his JD from the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law in 2006 and is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland.
Mr. Rauschecker has developed and teaches two courses: The “Law and Policy of Cybersecurity” and the “Law and Policy of Cyber Crime.” These courses are offered to J.D., LL.M., and Masters of Science in Law (MSL) students.