Ms. Rhea Siers served for over thirty years in the US Intelligence Community including as Deputy Assistant Director for Policy at the National Security Agency (NSA). She has extensive operational and policy experience in a wide range of intelligence and cybersecurity matters. Rhea is on the faculty at both GWU and Johns Hopkins University where she teaches on intelligence, terrorism, and cybersecurity. She also served as Scholar In Residence at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University (GWU). In November 2015, Rhea was honored as a “Cyber Trail Blazer” by The National Law Journal for her work on cybersecurity legal issues.
Rhea is the coauthor of two recent books: Cyberwarfare: Understanding the Law, Policy and Technology and The Theory and Practice of Terrorism: Alternate Paths of Inquiry. She currently serves as Senior Subject Matter Expert (Cyber) at RANE (Risk Assistance Network and Exchange) and as Special Counsel to the Cyber Practice at Zeichner, Ellman and Krause. Rhea is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Law and Cyberwarfare and writes frequently on cyber and intelligence matters for The Cipher Brief.