David Priess on the Untold Story Behind the President's Daily Brief

15 Minutes is an interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week The Cipher Brief's Executive Producer and Reporter Leone Lakhani speaks to David Priess, a former CIA analyst and author of The President's Book of Secrets, which shares the untold stories and historical perspectives of the president's daily intelligence briefing. Press, who served during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, once worked as a daily intelligence briefer for the CIA himself. He speaks to Leone about the types of details that go into the President's Daily Brief.

Antony Blinken on the Diplomatic Challenges Ahead

15 Minutes is an interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week The Cipher Brief's Executive Producer and Reporter Leone Lakhani speaks to Antony Blinken, who served as Deputy Secretary of State under the Obama Administration. As Donald Trump takes office, Leone asks Antony for his views on the diplomatic and security challenges facing this administration—from Russia to North Korea, Syria, and Iraq.

Mary Aiken on Cyberpsychology

15 Minutes is an interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week, The Cipher Brief's Executive Editor Fionnuala Sweeney speaks to Mary Aiken, advisor to Interpol and author of The Cyber Effect. Fionnuala talks to Mary to explain cyber-psychology and the impact of the internet on human behavior.

In Brief: Gen. Jack Keane’s insight on Gen. James Mattis

The “In Brief” podcast brings you The Cipher Brief’s take on breaking news stories with leading experts in the global security space. With the Senate confirmation hearings underway for Donald Trump's top government posts, retired Marine Corps General James Mattis is the nominee for Secretary of Defense. The Cipher Brief’s Executive Producer Leone Lakhani caught up with Jack Keane, retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Army Staff, who recommended Gen. Mattis to the Trump team. She asks him what assets Gen. Mattis would bring to post.

In Brief: Dep. Sec. of State Antony Blinken on Challenges ahead for Tillerson

The “In Brief” podcast brings you The Cipher Brief’s take on breaking news stories with leading experts in the global security space. With the Senate confirmation hearings underway for Donald Trump's top government posts, former ExxonMobil chairman Rex Tillerson is the nominee for Secretary of State. The Cipher Brief’s Executive Producer Leone Lakhani talks to Antony Blinken, the current Deputy Secretary of State, to find out what diplomatic challenges he sees as the most pressing for the next administration.

In Brief: Fmr. Senior Pentagon official Todd Rosenblum on Ret. USMC Gen. John Kelly

The "In Brief" podcast brings you The Cipher Brief's take on breaking news stories with leading experts in the global security space. With the Senate confirmation hearings underway for Donald Trump's top government posts, retired Marine Corps General John Kelly is the nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security. The Cipher Brief's Executive Producer Leone Lakhani talks to Todd Rosenblum, Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, who knew and worked with General Kelly, to find out more abotu the next potential Homeland Security Secretary. 

Corin Stone on Evolving Role of the NSA

15 Minutes is an interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week, The Cipher Brief's Executive Producer and Reporter Leone Lakhani speaks to Corin Stone, Executive Director of the National Security Agency. Leone asks Corin about the evolving role of the NSA amid the rise of new threats, including cyber crime.

Steve Grobman on Cyber Threat Fight

15 Minutes is a weekly interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week The Cipher Brief's Executive Editor Fionnuala Sweeney sits down with Steve Grobman, Chief Security Officer with the Intel Security Group. When it comes to America's security in the cyberspace, the U.S. government and the private sector haven't always seen eye to eye. Fionnuala talks to Grobman about how best to cooperate between the two sectors. 

Suzanne Spaulding on Cyber Security Policy

15 Minutes is a weekly interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week, The Cipher Brief's Executive Editor Fionnuala Sweeney sits down with Suzanne Spaulding, Under-Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. Fionnuala talks to Suzanne about the development and execution of cybersecurity policies in the federal government. 

Rob Richer, former Associate Deputy Director for Operations, CIA

15 Minutes is a weekly interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. In light of Donald Trump’s rejection of a recent CIA finding that Russia helped him win the White House, The Cipher Brief’s Executive Editor Fionnuala Sweeney talks to Rob Richer, former CIA Associate Deputy Director for Operations and formerly chief of Russian Operations. She asks him for his opinion on Russia’s objectives and how it conducts itself in the field of espionage.