A Consequential Attack on America

By The Hon. Susan M. Gordon

The Hon. Susan M. Gordon is a retired career intelligence officer having spent more than 27 years at the CIA, serving as Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and as the fifth Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI), a Congressionally-approved position, before retiring from government service.  In 1998, she designed and drove the formation of In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit company whose primary purpose is to deliver innovative technology solutions for the agency and the IC.  She currently serves on a number of boards, including the Defense Innovation Board and is a partner at Gordon Ventures.

As Washington continues to investigate the true depth of what experts are describing as one of the most damaging cyberattacks in U.S. history, both government and private sector leaders are considering not only the aftermath, but the shifting dynamics of global espionage.

The Cipher Brief is bringing you multiple expert perspectives on the breach and what it means for the future of U.S. national security.

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