Emerging Threats in Cybersecurity and Beyond – An Interview with Richard Clarke


Mr. Richard Clarke is the CEO of Good Harbor Consulting, a firm that specializes in cyber security and risk management for both the public and private sector. Before founding Good Harbor, Mr. Clarke served in the White House for ten years as the Special Advisor to the President on Cyber Security and Counter-terrorism, under Presidents George W. Bush, Clinton, and George H.W. Bush. As the “Cyber-czar” Mr. Clarke developed the first US National Strategy to Defend Cyberspace. Previous to his time at the White House, Clarke served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs in the first Bush administration and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence under President Reagan. Mr. Clarke taught crisis management and risk at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and MIT. He is the author of eight books, including two that we will discuss in this interview: Cyber War: The next threat to National Security and What to do About it; and Warnings: Finding Cassadras to Stop Catastrophes.