A Sharper Focus on Trump’s National Security Positions

by Walter Pincus

The danger of Donald Trump’s limited understanding of national security issues has been on display the last few days. His shallowness, which has always been there, comes into sharper focus when you...

The View from the Middle East

by Robert Richer

ISIS’s attack in Brussels has raised questions about where the next attack may occur. Rob Richer, former Associate Director of Operations for the CIA, agreed to sit down with the Cipher Brief and...

The Conundrum of Islam

by Kevin Hulbert

As if we needed another reminder, the Brussels attacks bring into even sharper focus the specter of growing radical Muslim extremism and the threat it poses to the west.   Yesterday’s attacks in...

The Cost of War

by Walter Pincus

It’s time to think of the costs that more than 14 years of war have had on this country. I’m not just thinking in terms of dollars, although we should worry because most of the added expense,...

Endpoint Security Management

by Doug Cahill

Do you bring your own laptop to the office, or does your phone connect to your company’s Wi-Fi network? If so, then you need to be concerned about endpoint security. The rise of...

How Foreign Governments Might be Analyzing the U.S. Presidential Race

by Carmen Medina

Senior leaders of authoritarian governments almost certainly are asking their intelligence services to analyze the implications of the current U.S. presidential election. What follows is the guidance...

Security and Privacy are Not Mutually Exclusive

by Elaine Lammert

The interesting thing about the Apple vs. FBI encryption debate is that that there is little disagreement that encryption is a valuable tool for protecting individuals’ privacy and preventing...

Developing Cyber Literacy in the Workforce

by Rhea Siers

Every day we read another report lamenting the limited workforce that possesses the technical skills so badly needed in cybersecurity.  This is a significant challenge for our educational system to...

Is Trump Selling Fantasies?

by Walter Pincus

In his campaign, Donald Trump has created a fact free zone in which he has for the most part been selling fantasies instead of proposing real government programs. Trump, himself, has indicated that...

The Link Between Economic and National Security

by Michael Morell

In an interview with The Cipher Brief last month, former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell said that one of the things he would tell the next president is that “the health of a nation’s economy...