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Samantha Ravich

CSIF Board of Advisors, Senior Advisor

Areas of Impact:

Cyber and FinTech

Biography:

Dr. Samantha Ravich is a Senior Advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance where she focuses on cyber-enabled economic warfare. She also serves on the CSIF Board of Advisors.

Dr. Ravich advises private industry and Federal and State governments on international security, financial, and political risk. 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. Dr. Ravich is now the CEO of A2P, LLC, a social media analysis firm. She is also a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group and serves on the Board of Directors for DroneShield, an acoustic-based drone detection company. She was Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Cheney and 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 received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School. In 2000, Cambridge University Press published her book, “Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences,” which is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses.

She is member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as an advisor to numerous U.S. Intelligence Agencies.

Dr. Ravich is a frequent keynote speaker on international security, cyber, and the future of intelligence.

 

Dr. Samantha Ravich is a Senior Advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance where she focuses on cyber-enabled economic warfare. She also serves on the CSIF Board of Advisors.

Dr. Ravich advises private industry and Federal and State governments on international security, financial, and political risk. 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. Dr. Ravich is now the CEO of A2P, LLC, a social media analysis firm. She is also a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group and serves on the Board of Directors for DroneShield, an acoustic-based drone detection company. She was Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Cheney and 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 received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School. In 2000, Cambridge University Press published her book, “Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences,” which is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses.

She is member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as an advisor to numerous U.S. Intelligence Agencies.

Dr. Ravich is a frequent keynote speaker on international security, cyber, and the future of intelligence.

 

23rd February 2017 – Quoted by Sean D. Carberry - Federal Computer Week

How to define cyber-enabled economic warfare

Samantha Ravich , Annie Fixler

The U.S. and its allies lack coherent doctrine and policy to defend against the growing range of cyber threats, and that is because of a failure to even agree on a common language to describe a "cyber attack," the authors contend. more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd February 2017 – Quoted by Sean D. Carberry - Federal Computer Week

How to define cyber-enabled economic warfare

Samantha Ravich , Annie Fixler

The U.S. and its allies lack coherent doctrine and policy to defend against the growing range of cyber threats, and that is because of a failure to even agree on a common language to describe a "cyber attack," the authors contend. more...

23rd February 2017 – FDD Research

Framework and Terminology for Understanding Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

Framework and Terminology for Understanding Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

Annie Fixler , Samantha Ravich

The world is witnessing a new kind of war, fought not with bullets but with banknotes and bytes. Although the use of economic aggression against an adversary traces nearly as far back as the creation of economic systems – economic success can breed economic competition which in turn can become intertwined with adversarial relations – over time, economic warfare tactics have evolved. more...

18th November 2016 – FDD Event

Transcript of Cyber Warfare in the Next Administration

Samantha Ravich

Transcription of the discussion of the range of cyber threats facing the next administration, including “hybrid warfare” being waged by Russia as described in FDD’s recent report. more...

27th October 2015 – National Review Online

The Iran Deal: Persisting Problems

Jonathan Schanzer, Samantha Ravich

Last Sunday, Iran and the P5+1 countries (the U.S., U.K., France, China, Russia, and Germany) formally adopted the new nuclear agreement concluded this summer. more...