A JCPOA on Life Support

by Jason Brodsky

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How Much Does a Pound of Cyber-Hardening Cost for Defense Systems?

by Jim Keffer

SPONSORED CONTENT — As I’ve talked to many Department of Defense leaders over the years, I’ve often heard them ask, “how much would a pound of cybersecurity for a weapon system cost...

When Will China Move on Hong Kong?

by Mike Chinoy

China’s communist leadership is struggling over how to respond to Hong Kong’s swelling protests. Giving in to protesters’ demands for democracy or allowing unrest to spread is out of the...

A Public-Private National Security Alliance

by Letitia Long

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is preparing for one of its biggest events of the year.  The non-profit counts more than 160 industry, academic and former government leaders...

The G7 Should Redouble Efforts to Stop Covert Foreign Money

by Josh Rudolph

By Josh Rudolph and Adam Kline, Alliance for Security Democracy This weekend may be the first time in the history of the G7 that the group meets without agreeing on a joint statement. That’s...

North Korea EMP Attack: An Existential Threat Today

by Peter Pry

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He served on the Congressional EMP Commission as chief of staff, the Congressional Strategic Posture...

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...