Andrew Borene is the London-based Executive Director for Flashpoint.io, an intelligence firm supporting national security and critical infrastructure teams in governments and multinational enterprises in more than 50 countries.
He is a former senior officer in the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) where he served as Group Chief of an interagency team responsible for policy and planning of counterterrorism operations in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Africa, on behalf of The White House National Security Council. He also has led Fortune 500 business divisions and high-risk/high-payoff initiatives for companies including IBM, Symantec, and LexisNexis.
A board member, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a licensed attorney with 25 years of professional experience in the national security, intelligence, and cybersecurity domains — Andrew has led and leveraged international public-private partnerships, open-source intelligence (OSINT), cyber threat intelligence (CTI), and closed intelligence to achieve strategic and operational goals for global enterprises.
He is also a Senior Fellow at the George Mason University Law School’s National Security Institute (NSI), where he shares his insights and expertise on national security and cybersecurity law and policy. Andrew serves on the Editorial Board of the European Marshall Center’s Partnership for Peace journal, “Connections”, linking more than 800 defense academies and security studies institutes. He is also an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the UK’s Royal Institute of International Affairs.
He is a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran. In addition to various military awards, his civilian recognition includes the FBI Director’s Award and the ODNI Exceptional Achievement Award.