Suzanne Spaulding

Senior Advisor, CSIS

Suzanne Spaulding is Senior Advisor for Homeland Security and leads the Defending Democratic Institutions Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Previously, she served as Under Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, where she led the National Protection and Programs Directorate, now called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, managing a $3 billion budget and a workforce of 18,000, charged with strengthening cybersecurity and protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure, including election infrastructure. She’s advised boards and CEOs, led House and Senate intelligence committees’ staffs, and was Assistant General Counsel at CIA.