Lessons I Learned as the Head of Israel's National CERT

by Lavy Shtokhamer

Lavy Shtokhamer is the former head of Israel’s National CERT and Executive Director at the Israel National Cyber Directorate. He previously founded the Financial Cyber & Continuity Center...

Improving Transnational Intelligence Sharing

by Emile Nakhleh

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by...

Reimagining our Domestic Cyber Defense Posture

by Lauren Zabierek

OPINION — The SolarWinds breach, targeting several government agencies and private sector entities, was a stunning feat carried out by a nation-state actor purported to be associated with...

A Consequential Attack on America

by Susan Gordon

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by...

A Bill, the President and China

by Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist for The Cipher Brief. He spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics from nuclear weapons to politics.  In 2002, he...

A Huge Win for Stronger Public-Private Cybersecurity

by Patrick Gaul

Patrick D. Gaul is the Executive Director of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), a non-profit, non-partisan, industry-agnostic organization focused on uniting both public and private...

In a Future Military, You Must Spend to Deter

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — President-elect Joe Biden and Defense Secretary-designee ret-Gen. Lloyd Austin will inherit a Defense Department already in transition, shifting to China as the future major threat,...

A New US Approach to the Muslim World

by Emile Nakhleh

OPINION — Engaging Muslim communities globally emerged as a policy option within the U.S. government shortly after the heinous 9/11 terrorist attacks. Beyond degrading terrorist groups and...

A Dangerous Dance with a Nuclear North Korea

by Aaron Eglitis

Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joseph DeTrani is former Special envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea as well as former CIA director of East Asia Operations. He also served as the Associate...

The Uneasy Relationship Between the Pandemic, the Military and the Law

by Jakob Gibson

The Cipher Brief’s Academic Incubator program partners with colleges and Universities across the country to bring you the voices of the next generation of national security leaders.  Jakob R....