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National Security Brain Drain

Former Defense, Intelligence and National Security senior officials who were charged with protecting our country’s secrets, classified networks and technical assets are in high demand by corporate America.

Oct. 25, 2016 — Reston, Va. — CSO

The past few years there have been numerous senior U.S. government officials in the national security and cyber space depart for opportunities within the private sector. This is not surprising since prior to presidential elections there’s a mass exodus and numerous transitions. However, what is unique is that instead of joining government contractors, nearly all of them have chosen either large public companies, innovative privately held companies, or are consulting/advising these companies. By way of background, I have personally advised over 50 of these experts and have seen this trend firsthand.

Former defense, intelligence and national security senior officials who were charged with protecting our country’s secrets, classified networks and technical assets are in high demand. Corporate America is now facing many of the same threats and challenges; these battle-tested leaders possess the needed expertise, insight and best practices. They know the threats, adversaries, and weakness in our systems as well as anyone. They are now being recruited from industry (Fortune 1000 to PE-backed growth to VC-backed innovative companies). Expertise ranges from cyber defense, intelligence, attack, analysis, strategic planning, insider threat, corporate espionage, compliance and all aspects of security (physical, personnel and IT).

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