Tag Archives: Richard A. Clarke

Pretending about Cybersecurity Risks

– I have written a couple of columns comparing cybersecurity risk management to managing climate change—one with the title “Cybersecurity Climate Change” (December 10, 2018), and the other “The Cybersecurity Paradox” (June 19, 2019)—and here’s another column on the topic. It was…

Are Ransom Payments Supporting Terrorists?

– Organizations, particularly those that recognize that they don’t have essential security and data recovery measures in place, have taken out cyber insurance, which they are regularly using to pay off ransomware attackers. I find it curious that these insurance companies seem to be willing to pay…

What Richard Told Rachel

– It was, in my opinion, another lost opportunity and a disappointment, I’m afraid. On her April 21, 2010 show on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow interviewed former special adviser for cybersecurity to the White House, Richard A. Clarke about his new book Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and…

Cyber War

– Richard A. Clarke former chair of the Counter-terrorism Security Group under President George H.W. Bush co-authored a book with Robert K. Knake titled Cyber War.  The premise of this book is that the United States is at war to protect the critical infrastructure, and on another front this battle…