NSA Director General Paul Nakasone announced last week that he is creating a new cybersecurity directorate that will focus on – among other things – aligning the agency’s resources on both offense and defensive cyber operations. “What I’m trying to get to in a space like cybersecurity is speed, agility ...

Memorial Day began as a way to remember those who died while in military service to their country.  Here at The Cipher Brief, we wanted to know what our experts, some of them with military backgrounds, and others who spent their careers in the Intelligence Community, are remembering this year. ...

Rick Ledgett served as the Deputy Director of the National Security Agency from January 2014 until his retirement in April 2017, culminating a nearly 40 year career in cryptology at NSA and in the U.S. Army. He previously led the Media Leaks Task Force, the Agency’s response to the Snowden ...

Last week, The Cipher Brief told you how and why the U.S. has been working to convince its allies to ban Chinese vendors from contributing to the development of 5G networks as well as offering some basics about what 5G actually is, and what we should be most focused on as ...

2018 was a rough year for customers and companies impacted by cyber breaches.  Businesses from Under Armour to Facebook to Marriott were targeted by hackers, leaving the data of hundreds of millions of customers exposed this year.  According to Cipher Brief experts, 2019 isn’t likely to be much better and ...

The Cipher Brief is bringing subscribers different expert perspectives on cyber threats this week.  Today's perspective comes from Rick Ledgett, former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency.  We spoke with Rick about the same issues that we spoke with former NCTC Director Nick Rasmussen about to get his take on ...