Deborah C. Gordon is a member of the Council on Strategic Risks Board of Directors. Gordon is an independent consultant providing consulting services to several small technology companies. She is an Affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University from which she retired in August 2019 after 22 years as the Executive Director of the Preventive Defense Project. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Arms Control Association, Probability Management, Inc., Institute for Security and Technology, and the Fort Ross Conservancy. She is the former Mayor of Woodside, CA and served 17 years on the Town Council. She has also served during the last 17 years as Director, City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County and as Chair for many San Mateo County and California State Advisory bodies. Gordon has over 30 years of experience in algorithm design, signal processing, network design, and network security and holds several U.S. and Canadian patents for her work in medical instrumentation. Gordon holds a BS in computer science from the University of Southern California.