Will Hurd

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  • U.S. Representative (R-TX) (2015 - 2021)
  • Former CIA Officer
  • Partner, Crumpton Group and Cybersecurity Executive, FusionX
  • Author of 'American Reboot: An Idealist's Guide to Getting Big Things Done'



Cybersecurity expert, former Congressman and CIA officer, and author Will Hurd is a leading voice for bipartisanship, inclusivity, and finding unity in the face of divisive issues. While serving in Congress, Politico called Hurd “the Future of the GOP,” and he was renowned for his ability to put policy ahead of politics – getting more substantive legislation signed into law in three terms than most achieve in decades. Prior to his work in politics, Hurd served as an undercover officer in the CIA, honing an in-depth analysis of current national security concerns and the future of cybersecurity as the next domain of conflict. In his new book, American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done, Hurd provides a bold political playbook for today’s most pressing issues and a vision for leadership that is values-based and inspiring for audiences of all kinds.

A renowned cybersecurity expert, Hurd is currently a managing director at Allen & Company, working with entrepreneurs on the cutting edge of technology to anticipate the shockwaves of the future. He is also a trustee of the German Marshall Fund, a board member for OpenAI, and served as a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. Hurd is an in-demand expert on the future of politics, national security, foreign affairs, and cybersecurity. Offering insights informed by his time in the CIA and the government, Hurd helps organizations and individuals put threats into context and direct our focus toward unifying strategies for policy, economic empowerment, and America’s technological future.

 

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Cyber Security

As a former undercover officer in the CIA, Will Hurd is well-versed in national security, and sees cybersecurity as the next domain of conflict. He shares his knowledge as a cybersecurity executive to inform and educate audiences with insights on this real and increasing threat.  ...

As a former undercover officer in the CIA, Will Hurd is well-versed in national security, and sees cybersecurity as the next domain of conflict. He shares his knowledge as a cybersecurity executive to inform and educate audiences with insights on this real and increasing threat. 

American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done

Inspired by his book American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done, cybersecurity expert Will Hurd offers insights informed by his time in the CIA and the government, helping organizations and individuals direct our focus toward unifying strategies for policy, economic empowerment, ...

Inspired by his book American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done, cybersecurity expert Will Hurd offers insights informed by his time in the CIA and the government, helping organizations and individuals direct our focus toward unifying strategies for policy, economic empowerment, and America’s technological future.

The Future of Politics

Former Republican Representative Will Hurd is known for his ability to unite people in divisive times and his ability to get more substantive legislation signed into law in three terms than most do in three decades. Drawing on his tenure in Congress, he shares what is coming next in D.C. and his tho ...

Former Republican Representative Will Hurd is known for his ability to unite people in divisive times and his ability to get more substantive legislation signed into law in three terms than most do in three decades. Drawing on his tenure in Congress, he shares what is coming next in D.C. and his thoughts on how to move the country forward as a united nation.

National Security and Foreign Affairs

As a former undercover officer in the CIA, former U.S. Representative Will Hurd has been solving some of the most dangerous and pressing national security issues facing the country for two decades. Drawing on his expertise, he helps organizations put threats into context and identifies where we shou ...

As a former undercover officer in the CIA, former U.S. Representative Will Hurd has been solving some of the most dangerous and pressing national security issues facing the country for two decades. Drawing on his expertise, he helps organizations put threats into context and identifies where we should be focusing now to ensure our security in the decades to come. Audiences value his insights about national security and foreign affairs, shaped by his time in the CIA and the government.

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<p><strong>Cybersecurity expert Will Hurd’s new book <em>American Reboot</em> offers a bold playbook for the future of politics, bipartisanship, and cyberspace</strong></p>

Cybersecurity expert Will Hurd’s new book American Reboot offers a bold playbook for the future of politics, bipartisanship, and cyberspace

Cybersecurity expert and former Congressman and CIA officer WILL HURD has written a bold playbook for the country to start again: American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done. A leading voice for bipartisanship, inclusivity, and finding unity in the face of divisive issues, Hurd is an expert at putting policy over politics, known for passing more legislation in three terms than most manage in decades. Hurd, called “the future of the GOP” by Politico, provides a clear-eyed path forward for America grounded in what he calls pragmatic idealism—a concept forged from enduring American values to achieve what is actually achievable.

A renowned cybersecurity expert, Hurd served as an undercover officer in the CIA, honing an in-depth analysis of current national security concerns and the future of cybersecurity as the next domain of conflict. In his book, he takes on the most pressing issues facing the American people, drawing on his remarkable experience to present an inspiring guide. Mapping out a vision for values-driven leadership, economic empowerment, and security in cyberspace, Hurd offers powerful insights and threat analysis relevant for organizations and individuals.

<p>Speaker Spotlight: Will Hurd Uses His Vast Experience to Talk About Politics and Cybersecurity</p>

Speaker Spotlight: Will Hurd Uses His Vast Experience to Talk About Politics and Cybersecurity

WILL HURD is an in-demand speaker for his expertise in politics and national security. He offers insights and candid commentary from two decades of being up close to the most pressing national security issues challenging the country, whether as a former CIA officer, in boardrooms of top international businesses or halls of Congress as a U.S. Representative in Texas from 2015-2021. He drew on that knowledge to help build a cybersecurity company that prepares businesses for the next domain of conflict: cyberspace. Known for putting good policy over party and bridging the divide between parties to sign more legislation into law in three terms than most congressmen do in three decades, Hurd talks about the future of politics, national security, cybersecurity, and foreign affairs. He was recently featured in The Associated Press for his upcoming book, to be released in 2022 and has been called upon for his commentary everywhere from Meet the Press to The Hill.

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Will Hurd is currently a managing director at Allen & Company and former member of Congress, cybersecurity executive, and undercover officer in the CIA. For almost two decades he’s been involved in the most pressing national security issues challenging the country whether it was in the back-alleys of dangerous places, boardrooms of top international businesses or halls of Congress.

After stopping terrorists, preventing Russian spies from stealing our secrets, and putting nuclear weapons proliferators out of business, Will helped build a cybersecurity company that prepared businesses for the next domain of conflict – cyberspace.

While in Congress, Texas Monthly and Politico Magazine called Will “The Future of the GOP,” because he put good policy over good politics at a time when America was often consumed with what divides us rather than what unites us. He was able to get more legislation signed into law in three terms than most congressmen do in three decades – substantive legislation like a national strategy for Artificial Intelligence.

Will is a native of San Antonio and earned a Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University. Additionally, he is growing the US transatlantic partnership with Europe as a trustee of the German Marshall Fund, an OpenAI board member, and most recently served as a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. He is also the author of American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done.

For more information, please visit willbhurd.com.