The Cipher Brief means intelligence for business. And business has never needed a more clear global picture than now. Seasoned intelligence professionals speak freely and candidly every day on the Cipher Brief and bring their intellect, their experience, and their global networks to bear on what will be tomorrow's news."

General Michael Hayden

Former Director of the NSA & CIA

2017 Keynote Speaker





MARCH 24-26, 2019


"Leave politics at the door, and come prepared to engage with serious-minded experts on the issues that impact our future"

2019 Speakers and Experts

"It's not just about who's on the stage, it's about who's in the room"

Susan M. Gordon

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Jonathan Darby

Director of the Operations Directorate NSA/CSS

Keith Alexander

Former Director National Security Agency

Cipher Brief Network Expert 

John G. Edwards

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Central Intelligence Agency 

Tonya Ugoretz

Deputy Assistant Director

Cyber Readiness, Outreach, and Intelligence Branch, FBI

Sir John Scarlett

Former Director, MI6

Michael Brown

Director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) at the U.S. Department of Defense

Norman Roule

Former National Intelligence Manager for Iran, ODNI

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Michael Sulick

Former Director, CIA National Clandestine Service

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Matt Olsen

Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Dr. Michael Sulmeyer

Belfer Center - Director of Cyber Security Projects, Harvard Kennedy School

Robert Eatinger Jr.

Former Senior Deputy General Counsel, CIA

Cipher Brief Network Expert

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Christopher Krebs

DHS Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency

John Demers

Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division

Dr. Stacey Dixon

Director, IARPA

Kevin McLaughlin

Former Deputy Director, U.S. Cyber Command

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Andy Brooks

Chief Data Scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Emile Nakhleh

Former Member, CIA's Senior Intelligence Service

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Conrad Prince

Former Deputy Director of GCHQ

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Mark Kelton

Former Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, CIA Directorate of Operations

Cipher Brief Network Expert

John Sipher

Co-founder Spycraft Entertainment

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Paul Kolbe

Former Member, CIA's Senior Intelligence Service

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Carol Rollie Flynn

Former Associate Deputy Director, National Counter Terrorism Center

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Bill Harlow

Senior Editor, Under/Cover

The Cipher Brief 

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Rob Joyce

Senior Advisor for Cyber Security Strategy, National Security Agency

General David Petraeus

Former CIA Director

Cipher Brief Network Expert

William Evanina

Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Ambassador Joseph DeTrani

Former Director of the National Counterproliferation Center

Cipher Brief Network Expert