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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 former Deputy National Security Advisor for 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. Following her time at the White House, Dr. Ravich 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 a Managing Partner of A2P, a social data analytics and marketing firm, as well as the Principal Investigator on a research project on Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare housed at FDD’s Center for Sanctions and Illicit Finance. She is a non-executive Board member for the publicly listed firm DroneShield (ASX: DRO) and serves as an advisor to The Chertoff Group, Freedom Capital Investment Management, Kodak’s Intellectual Property Solutions Division, and Scotts Miracle Gro. She 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. Dr. Ravich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to the US Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense.

Dr. 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 former Deputy National Security Advisor for 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. Following her time at the White House, Ravich was the Republican Co-Chair of the Congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community. Ravich is now the CEO of A2P, a social data analytics and marketing firm, as well as the Principal Investigator on a research project on Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare housed at FDD’s Center for Sanctions and Illicit Finance. She is a non-executive Board member for the publicly listed firm DroneShield (ASX: DRO) and serves as an advisor to The Chertoff Group, Freedom Capital Investment Management, Kodak’s Intellectual Property Solutions Division, and Scotts Miracle Gro. She 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 an advisor to 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.

Expelling Digital Demons from U.S. Sensitive Supply Chains

16th August 2017 – The Cipher Brief

Expelling Digital Demons from U.S. Sensitive Supply Chains

Samantha F. Ravich

The open manner with which U.S. national security enterprises bid for goods and services can be exploited by U.S. adversaries seeking to inject counterfeit or malicious components into sensitive electronic hardware. more...

Analysis & Commentary

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...

17th August 2017 – Quoted by Dan Boylan - The Washington Times

Pentagon eyes bitcoin blockchain technology as cybersecurity shield

Samantha F. Ravich

Used by terrorists, drug dealers and money launderers, the shadowy online currency bitcoin may soon be drafted by the Pentagon as a way to shield U.S. military technology, communications and purchases. more...

16th August 2017 – The Cipher Brief

Expelling Digital Demons from U.S. Sensitive Supply Chains

Samantha F. Ravich

The open manner with which U.S. national security enterprises bid for goods and services can be exploited by U.S. adversaries seeking to inject counterfeit or malicious components into sensitive electronic hardware. more...