Suzanne Spaulding is currently Senior Advisor for Homeland Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She is also a U.S. Senate-appointed commissioner on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.
Ms. Spaulding served as Undersecretary for Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure at the Department of Homeland Security. In that capacity she managed a three billion dollar budget and a work force of 18,000 people. She has served in both Republican and Democratic administrations and for both sides of the aisle in Congress. She was General Counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Minority Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Following the attack of 9/11 Ms. Spaulding worked with key critical infrastructure sectors as they reviewed their security postures. At DHS from 2011to 2017 she lead the development and implementation of national policies to strengthen security and protection of critical infrastructure against cyber and physical risk. She chaired the federal government's Aviation Cybersecurity Initiative to identify and address key cyber vulnerabilities.
Ms. Spaulding holds a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.