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Samantha F. Ravich

CSIF Board of Advisors, Senior Advisor

Areas of Impact:

Cyber and FinTech

Biography:

Dr. Samantha Ravich is a defense and intelligence policy and tech entrepreneur. She was the Republican Co-Chair of the Congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community and the former Deputy National Security Advisor for Vice President Cheney. She served in the White House for 5½ years where she was the Vice President’s representative on Asian and Middle East Affairs as well as on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Proliferation. She is now an advisor on cyber and geo-political threats and trends to numerous technology, manufacturing, and services companies as well as the Principal Investigator on the Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare project housed at FDD’s Center for Sanctions and Illicit Finance. Dr. Ravich was a non-executive Board member for the publicly listed firm DroneShield (ASX: DRO) and is currently a partner at West Meadow, LLC and A2P, LLC.  Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School. Her book, “Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences,” (Cambridge University Press) is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses. Ravich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and advises the US Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense.

Ravich is a frequent keynote speaker on: What Corporate Boards need to know about Cyber Security and Warfare; The Longer-Term Trends in International Security; and the Future of Intelligence Collection and Analysis.

Dr. Samantha Ravich is a defense and intelligence policy and tech entrepreneur. She was the Republican Co-Chair of the Congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community and the former Deputy National Security Advisor for Vice President Cheney. She served in the White House for 5½ years where she was the Vice President’s representative on Asian and Middle East Affairs as well as on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Proliferation. She is now an advisor on cyber and geo-political threats and trends to numerous technology, manufacturing, and services companies as well as the Principal Investigator on the Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare project housed at FDD’s Center for Sanctions and Illicit Finance. Dr. Ravich was a non-executive Board member for the publicly listed firm DroneShield (ASX: DRO) and is currently a partner at West Meadow, LLC and A2P, LLC.  Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School. Her book, “Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences,” (Cambridge University Press) is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses. Ravich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and advises the US Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense.

Ravich is a frequent keynote speaker on: What Corporate Boards need to know about Cyber Security and Warfare; The Longer-Term Trends in International Security; and the Future of Intelligence Collection and Analysis.

Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Assessing US Strategy

21st March 2018 – Interviewed by Mercy A. Kuo - The Diplomat

Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Assessing US Strategy

Samantha F. Ravich

Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Dr. Samantha Ravich – Principal Investigator on two projects at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare Project and the Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab, and author of Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences – is the 132nd in “The Trans-Pacific View Insight Series.” more...

Analysis & Commentary

26th April 2018 – Quoted by Joel Weickgenant - RealClearPolitics

Cyber Adversaries: It’s Not Just Russia

Samantha F. Ravich

The first great cyberattack of the century was a deliberate, targeted and slow-moving affair. It was a sophisticated operation tailored toward a specific tactical outcome to serve American and Israeli strategic purposes. more...

21st March 2018 – Interviewed by Mercy A. Kuo - The Diplomat

Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Assessing US Strategy

Samantha F. Ravich

Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Dr. Samantha Ravich – Principal Investigator on two projects at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare Project and the Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab, and author of Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences – is the 132nd in “The Trans-Pacific View Insight Series.” more...

13th November 2017 – Quoted by Julie Weed - The New York Times

Foiling Cyber-Spies on Business Trips

Samantha F. Ravich

The admonitions to business travelers headed to other countries should be familiar by now: Keep your laptop with you at all times. Stay off public Wi-Fi networks. Don’t send unencrypted files over the internet. more...

10th October 2017 – Quoted by Kevin D. Freeman - Global Economic Warfare

When the IT Supply Chain is Compromised “Inside the Wire”

Samantha F. Ravich

The term “inside the wire” generally suggests a zone of safety. Going outside the wire suggests being at risk. But what happens when the enemy gets inside the wire? Extreme threat. more...