70th Program Year – Tenth Meeting
The Program: “Building a National Security Information Source in a World Full of Complicated Threats” – Former CIA and NSA Director, General Michael Hayden, speaking at The Cipher Brief’s Threat Conference last Spring said that ‘The world has been more dangerous in the past, but never more complicated’. Hear Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher (and former CNN Intelligence Correspondent), Suzanne Kelly talk about how and why she created the national-security-focused website and why it’s more important than ever to have a trusted, non-political source for understanding and navigating today’s threat environment.
Presenter: Suzanne Kelly is CEO and Publisher of The Cipher Brief (www.thecipherbrief.com), a digital national security information platform. The Cipher Brief provides original and curated content and offers a free newsletter to subscribers. Kelly also runs The Cipher Brief’s Annual Threat Conference held each year in Sea Island, GA. Prior to founding The Cipher Brief, Kelly was CNN’s Intelligence Correspondent and she also co-founded, co-developed and served as co-editor of CNN’s national security website. Her first book, Master of War: Blackwater USA’s Erik Prince and the Business of War, was published by (Harper) Collins in 2009, and offered the only inside look at the rise and fall of private security contractor Blackwater. She spent nine years working as a news anchor for CNN International based in Atlanta and Berlin.