Sue Gordon on Speaking Truth to Power, Including the President

by Susan Gordon

Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted in April, 2018 and has been slightly edited for clarity Principal Deputy Director Susan Gordon spoke for a second year at The Cipher Brief’s...

Making the Border a National Intelligence Priority

by Will Hurd

The Cipher Brief is focusing this week on the real national security situation that is building along the southern border.  The President recently signed a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill to...

Back to Basics in Cyber Amid Recent Warnings

by Jamil N. Jaffer

Earlier this week, The Cipher Brief brought you expert insights into How Iran Targets U.S. Businesses, after a warning last weekend by DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Director...

Digging In on Iran's Cyber Methods

by Levi Gundert

There are a few more details coming out about last week’s cyber targeting of an Iranian-backed group by the U.S. military. Sources told CNN that the goal was to “disable and degrade” an...

The Advance of Deadly Drone Technology

by Peter W. Singer

Peter W. Singer is a Strategist and Senior Fellow at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. Singer is considered one of the world’s leading experts on changes in 21st century...

Why a Range of National Security Insights Matter

In a climate where politics often rules the day, it’s difficult to strip out the divisiveness and drama to focus on issues that directly and indirectly impact our collective national security....

Bodyguard of Lies: British Intelligence and D-Day

by Calder Walton

Seventy-five years ago, on D-Day, June 6, 1944, a German agent operating in Britain began sending a series of urgent radio messages to his Nazi spy-masters. They stated that the Allied landings in...

Turkey's Role in Leveraging the Future of Idlib

by Timothy Russell

President Trump took to Twitter this week, tweeting, “Hearing word that Russia, Syria and, to a lesser extent, Iran, are bombing the hell out of Idlib Province in Syria, and indiscriminately...

Japan Prepares for Olympic-level Cybersecurity

by Nathan Ryan

Japan’s cybersecurity will be put to the test over the next 18 months. The world’s attention will be fixed on the island country as it hosts two major events: the Rugby World Cup in September and...

WTOP's JJ Green Gets Real About Journalism Today

by JJ Green

If you’ve done any reporting on national security issues in Washington DC, you probably already know JJ Green.  He’s been covering national security for the city’s most popular radio station,...