The former spy who infiltrated Congress’s cyber policy debate

Rep. Will Hurd of Texas brings to Washington rare hands-on expertise from the front lines of American spycraft and information security. Now, as cybersecurity issues heat up, Hurd wants to be a liaison between the intelligence community, tech sector, and lawmakers.

Office of Rep. Will Hurd

He was an undercover CIA officer in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Then, after nine years as a spy, Will Hurd turned to defending against virtual attacks in the private sector. As a civilian, he helped build a tech firm that supported major financial services and manufacturing companies to defend their networks against hackers.