Global Intelligence & Cyber Risk

advisor | speaker | research


Global Intelligence. Cyber Risk. Policy.

Global Intelligence & Cyber Risk

Understand strategic threats and cyber risk. Shape public policy. Build products and partnerships to solve these problems.

My intelligence and risk advisory work helps industry and government entities develop a penetrating understanding of the cyber and geopolitical risk landscape impacting their interests anywhere in the world. This work is coupled with long-range strategic planning, working group moderation, and policy development for risk mitigation, and sustained enterprise-wide and public/private engagement across clients' whole ecosystem of stakeholders.

Also available for cleared projects requiring teams with TS/SCI and polygraphs.

  • Global & Regional Trends
  • Geopolitics
  • Politics & Governance
  • Economics
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Country & Meeting Briefs
  • Market or Topical/Issue Briefs
  • Global Risk Briefs
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Cyber Vulnerabilities
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • State & Nonstate Actors
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Strategic Planning
  • Cyber Strategy
  • Cyber Risk Assessment
  • Cyber Defense & Response

Depth & Breadth

My work with clients is backed by deep operational experience in both governmental and enterprise intelligence and risk analysis. Combined with staff, consulting, and leadership roles in enterprise technology products, global intelligence operations, cybersecurity, and government affairs, I am uniquely positioned to help clients defuse cyber risk across their whole ecosystem of stakeholders.

Beyond advisory work on specific issues, I help clients with bespoke research initiatives. These tailored research initiatives can help organizations understand strategic or cyber risks to specific markets, and the role of insurance and capital markets, governments, regulators, nation-states, criminals, and other actors in driving that risk. Our work together also helps identify the related legal, political, regulatory, and management issues that should shape senior executive decisionmaking.


Dan Trimble's Cyber Risk Report is a hand-curated newsletter providing analysis on the most important cyber intelligence globally.


Expert Insights

Geopolitical, market, strategy, and policy analysis on cyber news and related risks globally.


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No ads. No spamming. No selling of your email address. No kidding. Reader-supported.


Cuts Through the Noise

Delivers only what you need to know and why, cutting out the endless noise in cybersecurity.


Trusted Insights

Read by diplomats, journalists, intelligence officers, executives, risk managers, policy makers, and more.


Global intelligence & cyber risk advisor. Husband. Father. Published photographer. Explorer.

Core Strengths

  • Helping organizations understand, manage, and mitigate strategic risk
  • Driving high-profile, high-stakes initiatives
  • Building consensus across diverse stakeholders
  • Strategic planning
  • Global product marketing


Thriving in chaotic environments where consensus-building, impeccable judgment, and hands-on, multi-disciplinary leadership are crucial to delivering results, Dan has spent most of his career accumulating depth and breadth of operational experience in government and industry. A veteran of the US Intelligence Community, military, and Silicon Valley, he helps organizations understand, plan for, and mitigate strategic and cyber risk. He also works with clients to build products, partnerships, and public policies to address these challenges.

Dan most recently led a $6M cyber intelligence analysis center in the U.S. Intelligence Community, covering threats to critical infrastructure and space operations and network defense from tier-1 adversaries. He also global strategic planning for cyber risk and intelligence operations. His work helped secure federal indictments against a network of hackers and delivered several first-ever cyber operations. Among many other awards, he was named intelligence officer of the year for 2017.

In 2016, Dan also served as a Madison Fellow on Cybersecurity with MPF in New York, focusing on public/private partnerships and national policy models for assessing cyber risk in critical infrastructure, SCADA, and industrial control networks. Over the years prior, he worked in high-tech marketing and government affairs for a range of startups and Fortune 1000 companies..

Dan is also a decorated US Coast Guard Reserve officer with extensive intelligence and disaster response experience in the US and overseas. His current assignment is deputy chief for cyber threat intelligence at Coast Guard Cyber Command, helping build the first cyber reserve workforce in the service's history.

A 6th generation Californian, Dan is a student of business and public administration, international affairs, cybersecurity, and public policy. He has studied at Georgetown, Naval War College, National Defense University, Golden Gate University, and others. He is a published photographer and explorer in his spare time, and lives in Silicon Valley with his wife Heather, and their two young sons.


Dan is a sought-after speaker and moderator for public and private events and working groups.


Dan will be hosting a series of radio sessions on cyber risk with host Joyce Cordi's Reimagine America show. More details will be announced soon.

The program will be broadcast on KTRB AM 860 across the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dan's first session will begin on 14 April 2019 at 9am.


As a panelist, moderator, and keynote, Dan has presented at conferences large and small for government agencies, private organizations, and industry conferences and expositions.

Dan is often asked to cover leadership and policy and strategy across fields ranging from cybersecurity to intelligence, risk management, and public/private partnerships.

Working Groups

Dan is known as a consensus-builder, even across fractured stakeholders. He has worked with organizations to shape high-stakes strategy, policy, and operational priorities into a working agenda, unified strategic plans, and actionable programs.

Dan is available for organizations needing an outside working group chair, moderator, or subject matter expert.

Say Hello

Please reach out any time.

Mailing Address

6754 Bernal Ave, Ste 740
Pleasanton, CA 94566-1235
United States



+1 415-400-3869

You can reach me directly by email with the form below. Alternatively, you can reach me securely via Telegram (@dtrimble) and Signal.