Disinformation and Democracy

Disinformation and Democracy

Meet the Speaker: Suzanne Spaulding

Presented by James O'Rourke

Suzanne Spaulding is senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She also serves as a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Prior to joining CSIS, Ms. Spaulding was Undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, leading the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), which has since been renamed to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Ms. Spaulding has served in Republican and Democratic administrations, including as Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, and on both sides of the aisle in Congress. She was general counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and minority staff director for the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Additionally, Ms. Spaulding is the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and co-founder of the ABA’s Cybersecurity Legal Force.

Currently, Ms. Spaulding is on the Board of Directors for Defending Digital Campaigns and for Girl Security, and Advisory Boards for Nozomi Networks, Splunk, and Harvard University’s Defending Digital Democracy project. She is also a member of the Homeland Security Experts Group (HSEG). Read her full bio here.

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Presented by James O'Rourke

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