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.
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 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 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.
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.
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, due February 2022.