Cybersecurity Program ManagerPhone: (301) 738-6245
Markus Rauschecker joined CHHS in March 2008. As the Center’s expert on cybersecurity, Mr. Rauschecker has been instrumental in CHHS’ growth in the field both academically and for client projects. He worked closely with the KEYW Corporation, a leading Maryland tech group, in 2015 to develop and deliver a training course for technology firms that increased their knowledge of laws and policy surrounding cybersecurity. Mr. Rauschecker has also been published in the U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine and the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today, discussed emerging cybersecurity threats for local news outlets, and been called upon by professional organizations to present at seminars including FEMA’s Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium, the Howard County GovConnects Conference, and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Conference. He has also given testimony before numerous government bodies, including the Maryland Senate Finance Committee, the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, the Baltimore City Mayor’s Working Group on the Use and Implementation of Body Worn Cameras, the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on the Judiciary, and the U.S. Senate Foreign Relation’s Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.
Previously, 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 updated 2013 NCR Homeland Security Strategic Plan which outlines those goals and priorities. To further support the NCR, Mr. Rauschecker helped design a new NCR Program Management Office that will serve 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 has 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.
During law school, Mr. Rauschecker focused on international law and was co-president of the International Law Society. He served as a student attorney in the Immigration Clinic, where he represented asylum seekers before the Immigration Court. After graduating from law school and before joining CHHS, Mr. Rauschecker worked for the World Health Organization, researching international instruments, constitutional provisions, and case law that support health as a human right.
Mr. Rauschecker earned a BA in History and German, and a minor in Philosophy at 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. He also co-teaches a Law and Policy of Cybersecurity course at the School of Law, and developed a course in Cyber Crimes that will launch soon.