Samantha F. Ravich is a Senior Advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) where she focuses on cyber-enabled economic warfare. She also serves on the CSIF Board of Advisors. Ravich served as the deputy national security advisor for Vice President Cheney and served in the White House for five and half years where she was the Vice President's representative on Asian and Middle East Affairs as well as on counterterrorism and counterproliferation. Following her time at the White House, Ravich was the Republican Co-Chair of the congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community. She advises private industry and Federal and State governments on international security, financial, and political risk.