COMMENTARY: Nate Snyder Joins Experts in Highlighting a Major Consequence of The Trump Administration’s Unbalanced Response to Recent Protests

Nate Snyder, a former counterintelligence senior official at the Department of Homeland Security, joins experts in a Vanity Fair article criticizing the Trump administration’s asymmetric approaches to recent social unrest. In it, they address Trump’s aggressive responses against racial-justice protests in Portland and link the absence of those concerning state-shutdown order protests to the growing prominence of white nationalist groups. 

Snyder, now a Senior Advisor at Cambridge Global Advisors, helps shed light on how the administration’s lack of response to extremist activities could be seen as a sign of public endorsement to fringe right-wing groups like the Proud Boys and … Read More

COMMENTARY: General Francis Taylor – Homeland security is critical as hurricane season makes waves

General Francis Taylor, a Global Cyber Policy Watch advisory board member, proposes several critical reforms to better prepare the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address the evolving threats to American security in a new op-ed for The Hill

As Former Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis at DHS, General Taylor is well-versed in security and counterterrorism issues. In his article, he illustrates the ways in which the history and design of DHS prevents it from rapidly adapting to address challenges other than terrorism. General Taylor suggests that DHS implement overarching reforms to gain greater control over its departments, construct … Read More

COMMENTARY: Jane Holl Lute – Now Is The Perfect Time For A Cyberattack. Here’s How To Stop One.

Former Senior Advisor at Cambridge Global Advisors, Jane Holl Lute, outlines the heightened risk of cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic in a new op-ed for The Washington Post.

Ms. Lute, a former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and an expert on cybersecurity who currently serves on the board of the Center for Internet Security, explains why the upending of daily life in recent months has raised concerns regarding the United States’ preparedness for a cyber assault on corporate networks and how actors can mitigate risks as millions of Americans adjust to working remotely.

The article, which was co-written with … Read More

COMMENTARY: NATE SNYDER – Corona highlights there is no substitute for rigorous preparedness

Nate Snyder, a senior advisor at Cambridge Global Advisors and former expert on counterintelligence at the Department of Homeland Security, addressed the need for companies to heed the lessons of COVID-19 and dedicate themselves to addressing emerging threats and investing in cyber protections and tripwires. Snyder’s argument is one calling for swift and efficient action.

He stated, “Once the cat is out of the bag in regard to sensitive information leaking, you either immediately work to mitigate the situation at breakneck speed or the vulnerability will metastasize with even much worse consequences.”

Snyder pointed to an Oklahoma energy infrastructure company … Read More