Mihoko Matsubara is an Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum and has extensive experience in academia, industry and government. Matsubara worked at the Japanese Ministry of Defense for nine years before receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue an MA at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC. Afterward, she accepted a fellowship at Pacific Forum CSIS (now Pacific Forum) in Honolulu to research US-Japan cybersecurity cooperation. Matsubara then joined Hitachi Systems as cybersecurity analyst, and next took a position at Intel K.K., Tokyo, as Cybersecurity Policy Director. Her most recent experience has been Vice President and Public Sector CSO for Asia-Pacific at Palo Alto Networks in Singapore. Directly prior, Matsubara was CSO for Palo Alto Networks in Japan.