Implications for the Middle East

By Rhea Siers

Rhea Siers is the former Deputy Associate Director for Policy at NSA.  She currently works as a cybersecurity and national security consultant, attorney and educator and teaches at the Elliott School of International Affairs (George Washington University) and Johns Hopkins University.

Rhea Siers is the Scholar In Residence at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and the Director of the GW Cybersecurity Initiative. She has worked in the Intelligence Community for 30 years, and served as the Deputy Associate Director for Policy at the National Security Agency. The Cipher Brief spoke with Siers about what Israel’s growing cyber and tech sectors could mean for the overall stability of the region.

The Cipher Brief: How would you characterize the cyber-threat environment in the Middle East generally, and for Israel, specifically? How has it changed over time?

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