How Moscow May Have Influenced Our Elections – And Is Poised to Do It Again

by Steven Hall and Jim Crounse

During the leadup to the 2016 presidential elections, Russia bots, trolls and media outlets such as RT and Sputnik were actively messaging about the political contest that eventually resulted in the...

In Defense of the FBI – and Comey – from One of their Own

by Frank Montoya Jr.

Like some of you, perhaps, I have spent an inordinate amount of time consumed with the revelations about the latest tweet, or twist in the Russia investigation, or tempestuous rant coming from an...

CTIIC’s Role in Keeping America Safe in Cyber

by Suzanne Kelly

One day last May, employees of Britain’s health service logged on to their computers to find a startling discovery: their data had been encrypted, rendering it inaccessible until and unless they...

Pull Troops Out of Syria? Trump Has a Point

by Ambassador James Jeffrey

President Donald Trump is considering launching air strikes on Syria, if his own tweets are to be believed – an action that could show the value of switching from U.S. ground troops to a mostly...

President Trump, Remove Assad From Power, or You’re Just Like Obama

by Emile Nakhleh

In response to the “barbaric” chemical attack by the “animal” Assad on Douma, a suburb of Damascus, over the weekend, President Donald Trump has promised that Assad and his patrons Russia and...

Cyber Threat Intelligence: "The Government Doesn't Have a Monopoly"

by The Cipher Brief Staff

Much as intelligence stovepiping challenged U.S. defenses against terrorism in the lead up to 9/11, it is also an ongoing problem within the U.S. government’s cybersecurity efforts. During the...

CIA Nominee Haspel’s History of “Taking the Tough Jobs”

by Doug Wise

To the distinguished ladies and gentlemen on Capitol Hill: You are poised to make one of the most critical decisions this term by voting on the president’s nominee to become the director of the...

Leveraging Accountability to Fix Cybersecurity

by Oren Falkowitz

When accountability is used as innovation, it not only drives social change but also helps solve seemingly intractable problems. Cybersecurity is an industry that can desperately use a dose of...

Ex-CIA Chief Brennan’s Broadsides Against Trump Only Help Putin

by Daniel Hoffman

Editor’s Note: The Cipher Brief reached out to former CIA Director John Brennan for a response to the published op-ed, but he declined to comment. – Russian President Vladimir Putin has...

Targeting One of America’s Deadliest Foes: Opioids

by Michael Vigil

Americans are facing one of their deadliest foes in recent history: not ISIS, but opioids, painkillers that are highly addictive and killing thousands of Americans annually. Drug overdoses took the...