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7 cyber threats worse than PHI breaches
Healthcare IT News | December 1, 2015

"As bad as breaches are, however, there are other worse threats emerging that hospital CIOs, CISOs and IT departments should understand and prepare for. Clarke offered seven." See them here.

In the News: Huffington Post

We Aren’t Going to Eradicate ISIS, Now or Anytime Soon
By Sam Stein and Jessica Schulberg
Huffington Post | November 17, 2015

Richard Clarke, a former top counterterrorism official under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, said that the United States should be adopting a more robust focus on CVE activities, or countering violent extremism. ... Clarke said it was folly to believe that a robust military response alone would be sufficient to dissuade prospective terrorists from joining ISIS.

In the News: Infosecurity Magazine

TruSTAR Nabs $2M in Seed Money for Anonymized Threat-Sharing
By Tara Seals
Infosecurity Magazine | November 17, 2015

"Cyber-criminals are constantly 10 steps ahead of us because they share threat and vulnerability data openly and collaborate to carry out malicious acts. We need to ask ourselves: why aren’t we doing the same when it comes to our defenses?” said Richard Clarke, TruSTAR advisor and former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States. "The benefits of stronger cooperation on cyber-threats are well understood, and that’s why TruSTAR’s vision of connective defense must become the reality.”

In the News: Press Release

Paladin Capital Beefs Up Team with Additions, also Expands Cyber Fund into Europe
PEHub | November 16, 2015

In the News: ABC This Week (Video)

Richard Clarke: ISIS is ‘Much Bigger Threat’ Than We ‘Ever Faced’ with Al Qaeda
ABC | November 15, 2015

In the News: Krebs on Security

The Lingering Mess from Default Insecurity
By Brian Krebs
Krebs on Security Blog | November 12, 2015

[Good Harbor Chairman and CEO] Richard Clarke, ... said at a conference last year that the ISPs could stop an awful lot of what’s going with malware and denial-of-service attacks, but they don’t. ... Why don’t we require ISPs to do everything that the technology allows to stop [denial-of-service] attacks and to identify and kill malware before it gets to its destination. They could do it.”

In the News: ABC’s This Week

Dick Clarke: Cyber Security Efforts Show ‘Almost Criminal Negligence’
ABC News | July 12, 2015

In the news: WBUR (Radio and Print)

Does the NSA Spy on Messaging Apps?
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
WBUR | June 2, 2015

[Richard] Clarke believes that government investigators have other tracking tools and should not have the ability to decipher the encrypted Internet messages of private citizens. He says there’s “great value” in citizens having the right “to communicate without the government snooping on them.”

In the news: RSA Conference (Print, Video)

Richard Clarke Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at RSA Conference
RSA Conference | April 21, 2015

Richard Clarke received the RSA Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes his commitment and contributions to the information security field over many years of service, both in government advising presidents and beyond. Read the press release or watch the video.

In the news: eWeek (Online)

Former Cyber-Security Czar Says Network Perimeter Defenses Don’t Work
By Wayne Rash
eWeek | April 6, 2015

According to Richard Clarke, former special advisor to the president for cyber-space and national coordinator for security and counter-terrorism, "The bad guys are already in your network.”….Clarke said, "You need to protect the crown jewels.” But to do that, the company needs to decide what the crown jewels actually are. "It's a whole company analysis," Clarke said. The company needs to decide what information would badly hurt the company or even put it out of business if it's lost or compromised. In addition, he said, the company needs to determine what the worst-case scenario might be if a hacker had free rein inside the company network.

In the News: Washington Post (Print)

New Agency to Sniff Out Threats in Cyberspace
By: Ellen Nakashima
The Washington Post | February 10, 2015

The Obama administration is establishing a new agency to combat the deepening threat from cyberattacks, and its mission will be to fuse intelligence from around the government when a crisis occurs.

The agency is modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center, which was launched in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks amid criticism that the government failed to share intelligence that could have unraveled the al-Qaeda plot.

“It’s a great idea,” said Richard Clarke, a former White House counterterrorism official. “It’s overdue.”

In the News: The American Lawyer (Online)

Dentons and China’s Dacheng Poised for Historic Union
By: Julie Triedman
The American Lawyer | January 22, 2015

To respond to potential concerns among clients that privileged information could somehow be obtained by Chinese client companies via a shared law firm network, early last year Dentons turned to Richard Clarke, a former special advisor to the president on cybersecurity and head of a cybersecurity consulting firm, Washington D.C.-based Good Harbor Security Risk Management, to help develop a new protocol for firm communications.

In the News: Upstart Business Journal

How This Seattle Tech Startup Hired the Nation’s Top Counter-Terrorism Official
By: Rachel Lerman
Upstart Business Journal | December 12, 2014

"I thought 'Wow. This is different. This is different than what's out there,'" Clarke said.

In the News: National Cybersecurity Hall of Fame

Richard Clarke inducted into National Cybersecurity Hall of Fame
National Cybersecurity Hall of Fame | October 31, 2014

The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame represents the mission "Respect the Past -- Protect the Future" and honors "the innovative individuals and organizations which had the vision and leadership to create the foundational building blocks for the Cyber Security Industry." Good Harbor Chairman Richard Clarke was inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 30, 2014.

In the News: Press Release

Context Relevant Appoints Cyber-Security Expert Richard Clarke as Head of Security Products
Context Relevant | September 25, 2014

“Global businesses come under daily attacks. They need next-generation defense for next-generation threats,” added Clarke. “In the wake of recent breaches at banks, exchanges, hedge funds, payment processors, and retailers, it is clear that there is a market for Context Relevant to deliver automated intelligent systems to help address these challenges.”

In the News: Bloomberg TV (Video)

Hacked: What Exactly Happened at JPMorgan?
By: Jordan Robertson
Bloomberg Businessweek | August 26, 2014

Good Harbor Chief of Staff Emilian Papadopoulos discusses the recent hack of JPMorgan and other American financial institutions.

In the News: Forbes (Online)

Cybersecurity is a Severe and Growing Challenge for Government Contractors
By: Eli Sugarman
Forbes | August 26, 2014

Emilian Papadopoulos, Chief of Staff at Good Harbor, a cyber-risk consultancy, emphasized in a phone interview that “it is critical for contractors to dedicate adequate resources towards and fully understand their cybersecurity responsibilities in light of the ever-changing regulatory landscape.”

In the News: New York Times (Print)

Cybersecurity Insurance a Challenge for Business
By: Nicole Perlroth and Elizabeth A. Harris
New York Times | June 8, 2014

“Most companies think their policy will cover them from all cyberevents, but in reality it only kicks in in a sliver of breach events,” said Jacob Olcott, a cybersecurity expert at Good Harbor Security Risk Management, which advises companies on the risk.

In the News: Bloomberg Businessweek (Print)

Companies Hacked by Chinese Didn't Disclose Attacks to Investors
By: Chris Strohm, Dave Michaels, and Sonja Elmquist
Bloomberg Businessweek | May 21, 2014

“The question is would an investor have cared if Chinese hackers broke into a company and were messing around the place?” Jacob Olcott, a principal focusing on cybersecurity at Good Harbor Security Risk Management LLC in Washington, said in a phone interview. “As an investor, show me the evidence that you reviewed this thoroughly.”

In the News: Christiane Amanpour (Video)

Why U.S./China Cyber Escalation Could Be Good
By: Christiane Amanpour
CNN | May 21, 2014

Good Harbor Chairman and CEO Richard Clarke discusses the recent indictment of five alleged members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and its affect on future U.S./China relations regarding cybersecurity.

In the News: Fareed Zakaria GPS (Video)

GPS Richard Clarke New Book "Sting of the Drone"
By: Fareed Zakaria GPS
CNN | May 18, 2014

Good Harbor Chairman and CEO Richard Clarke discusses his new book "Sting of the Drone" and the likelihood that others, including nation-states, terrorist organizations, and drug traffickers are currently using drones and will do so in the future.

In the News: Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe (Print)

Governor McAuliffe Names Members of Virginia Cyber Security Commission
Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe | May 16, 2014

Today, Governor McAuliffe announced the members of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a group established by executive order which will bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia a leader in cyber security.

The Commission will be co-chaired by Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and Richard Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management. The Commission includes industry leaders from across the Commonwealth as well as representatives from the McAuliffe Administration and will hold its inaugural meeting on June 11th.

In the News: 'This Week': One Year After Snowden (Video)

'This Week': One Year After Snowden
By: ABC's This Week
ABC's This Week | May 11, 2014

Good Harbor Chairman and former White House counterterrorism advisor Richard Clarke on Edward Snowden's impact. (From 2:45 to end)

In the News: Milken Institute Global Conference 2014 (Video)

High Stakes in Cyber-Security
By: The Milken Institute
The Milken Institute | April 29, 2014

Good Harbor CEO Richard Clarke speaks on cybersecurity risks alongside Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Former NSA Deputy Director John Inglis, moderated by Paladin Capital Group Managing Partner Michael Steed.

In the News: USA Today (Print)

Russia Could Wage Cyber War on U.S.
By: Chris Woodyard
USA Today | April 30, 2014

"[Good Harbor CEO Richard Clarke] says companies are under frequent attack these days by [attackers] often backed by governments like Iran or China. [One company] had spent $1.2 billion developing a project, only to lose it all to hackers on a single afternoon."

In the news: The Conference Board

Insight Minute: Cybersecurity
By: The Conference Board
The Conference Board | March, 2014

Good Harbor's Richard Clarke and Jacob Olcott on what role the Board of Directors should play in cybersecurity.

In the news: Dark Reading (Print)

NSA Spying Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions at RSA
By: Robert Lemos
Dark Reading | February 25, 2014

"The steady leak of documents over the last eight months detailing the operations of the NSA intelligence collection activities has damaged both U.S. policy efforts abroad and the business of a variety of multinational companies, especially cloud providers. Efforts to implement strong security guidelines for the cloud will have to overcome efforts by other nations to implement data residency restrictions to hinder competition."

In the news: SC Magazine (Print)

RSA 2014: Richard Clarke Speaks on Rebuilding Trust with the NSA
By: Adam Greenberg
SC Magazine | February 24, 2014

"Clarke said he observed a disconnect between the policymakers' desire to collect information and the people doing the collecting, but explained that NSA workers are not randomly tapping into the emails and phone calls of Americans, even though they could."

In the news: Washington Post (Print)

Richard Clarke on Miscommunications in the Intelligence Community
By: Washington Post
Washington Post | January 16, 2014

"Intelligence expert Richard Clarke recommends more technical support and resources for FISA court staff."

In the news: New York Times (Print)

Obama's From Critic to Overseer of Spying
By: Peter Baker
New York Times | January 15, 2014

"Like other presidents before him, the idealistic candidate skeptical of government power found that the tricky trade-offs of national security issues look different to the person charged with using that power to ensure public safety."

In the news: Daily Beast (Print)

Obama Backs Off Real NSA Reform
By: Julian Sanchez
Daily Beast | January 15, 2014

"President Obama's handpicked surveillance review group, a mix of legal scholars and former government officials, has called for major intelligence policy changes."

In the news: White House (Print)

President Obama's Meeting with the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies
By: White House Office of the Press Secretary
White House | December 18, 2013

"Today, President Obama met with his Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies -- Richard Clarke, Michael Morell, Geoffrey Stone, Cass Sunstein and Peter Swire -- to discuss the report they submitted to the President on December 13." You can find the Review Group's report here:

In the news: BankInfoSecurity (Print)

Shutdown's Impact on Federal IT Security
By: Eric Chabrow
BankInfoSecurity | October 1, 2013

"'The smart adversaries try to launch attacks when they know there's a reduced administrative presence that can identify and respond to their activities,' says Jacob Olcott, cybersecurity principal at Good Harbor Security Risk Management.'"

In the news: White House (Print)

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology
By Office of the Press Secretary
White House | August 28, 2013

"On August 9, President Obama called for a high-level group of experts to review our intelligence and communications technologies. Today the President met with the members of this group: Richard Clarke, Michael Morell, Geoffrey Stone, Cass Sunstein and Peter Swire."

In the News: Wall Street Journal (Print)

Cisco to Buy Cybersecurity Firm Sourcefire for $2.7 Billion
BY: Danny Yadron
Wall Street Journal | July 23, 2013

"Larger 'industry players are recognizing that security is increasingly a major issue for consumers and end users,' said Jacob Olcott, a principal at Good Harbor Security Risk Management LLC, which does cybersecurity work. 'The larger players are seeing there's a way to integrate security into their existing offerings…That allows them to keep the money in house."

In the News: Gov Info Security (Print, Audio)

Bill Endorses Obama Cybersecurity Plans
By: Eric Chabrow
Gov Info Security | July 18, 2013

"'Draft legislation circulating in the Senate, if enacted, would serve as Congress' endorsement of President Obama's order to create best practices that industry could voluntarily adopt,' says Jacob Olcott, the former counsel to the committee that wrote the bill. Olcott is a principal specializing in cybersecurity at Good Harbor Security Risk Management, a consultancy founded by former White House IT security adviser Richard Clarke."

In the News: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (Print)

Cybersecurity of Global Aviation a Major Focus of AIAA AVIATION 2013
By: Duane Hyland
AIAA | July 9, 2013

Leading cybersecurity experts will speak at AIAA AVIATION 2013, being held August 12–14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. Hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the conference will address the risk of the evolving cyber threats to the world’s $2.2 trillion commercial aviation enterprise. ... Richard A. Clarke, chairman and chief executive officer, Good Harbor Security Risk Management, LLC, will deliver a luncheon keynote address at 11:30 a.m. on August 13. Clarke, the former U.S. national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection, and counterterrorism, and the author of the New York Times bestseller "Cyberwar: The Next Threat to National Security and What To Do About It," analyze the potential devastating losses to commercial aviation and society at large if cyber threats to aviation systems are not properly addressed.

In the News: Finanical Times (Print)

IP theft: White House attacks China over hacking
By: Geoff Dyer
Financial Times | June 6, 2013

"The bluntest assessment of the risks now facing corporate America from cyber crime has come from Richard Clarke, the former White House counter-terrorism officer under both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. 'What has been happening over the course of the last five years is that China – let’s call it for what it is – has been hacking its way into every corporation it can find listed in Dun & Bradstreet.'"

In the news: Public Radio International (Print, Audio)

Report details U.S. weapons-systems compromised by Chinese hacking
Public Radio International | May 29, 2013

"Richard Clarke, the former White House counter-terrorism czar and now the managing partner of Good Harbor, a cyber-security consultancy, said this likely means that the Chinese will have an easier time building advanced weaponry — or understanding how to counter our military advances. ... Clarke calls the likelihood of the Chinese being able to implant code into our weapons "remote.""

In the news: Wall Street Journal (Print)

Iran Hacks Energy Firms, U.S. Says Oil-and-Gas, Power Companies' Control Systems Believed to Be Infiltrated; Fear of Sabotage Potential
By Siobhan Gorman and Danny Yadron
Wall Street Journal | May 23, 2013

"'If you were worried about cyberattacks against electric utilities five years ago, you're still worried today,' said Jacob Olcott, a former cybersecurity aide on Capitol Hill now at Good Harbor."

In the news: Center for National Policy (Print, Audio, Video)

The New Spycraft: Cyber Espionage in the 21st Century
Moderated by Scott Bates, President
Center for National Policy | May 15, 2013

"On Monday, the Department of Defense released a new report highlighting - among other issues - cyber espionage...How does the US government and the private sector best protect their systems and intellectual property? Join CNP President Scott Bates and an expert panel as they discuss the trend lines of these threats and how to best mitigate and prevent future loss. Featuring: Emilian Papadopoulos, Chief of Staff, Good Harbor and Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Officer, Mandiant."

In the news: Wall Street Journal (Print)

Cuomo Names Cyber Security Advisers
By Associated Press
Wall Street Journal | May 12, 2013

Good Harbor Chairman Richard Clarke named to Governor Cuomo Cyber Security Advisory Board: "State governments have to protect their own extensive computer networks, but they also have to be concerned with the security of key, private sector networks that are essential to public safety and the economy within the state," Clarke said in a press release from the Cuomo administration.

In the news: Bank Info Security (Print)

4 Ways to Defend Against Nation-State Attacks
By Eric Chabrow
BankInfoSecurity | May 10, 2013

"Jacob Olcott, a principal for cybersecurity at the risk-management adviser Good Harbor, says companies can better manage cyber-risk by requiring vendors to show their work. 'Ask your vendor to provide evidence about the security process used to create the application or hardware,' says Olcott, who served as counsel on IT security matters for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. 'If the application wasn't developed securely, you can be sure that you're introducing more risk into your enterprise.'"

In the news: Bloomberg (Print)

China's Cyberspies Outwit Model for Bond's Q
By Michae Riley & Ben Elgin
Bloomberg | May 2, 2013

"'God forbid we get into a conflict with China but if we did we could face a major embarrassment, where we try out all these sophisticated weapons systems and they don’t work,' said Richard Clarke, former special adviser to President George W. Bush on cybersecurity."

In the news: Virtual Strategy (Print)

Richard A. Clarke, Former White House Cybersecurity Czar, to keynote Courion CONVERGE Conference
By Courion
Virtual Strategy | April 23, 2013

"Clarke served as the chief cybersecurity adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and is the Chairman of Good Harbor Security Risk Management, a cybersecurity risk management consulting firm. In his book Cyber War, Clarke details the threat of international attacks on the computer infrastructures of critical industrial and government targets."

In the news: Bloomberg (Print)

Cyberattacks Abound Yet Companies Tell SEC Losses Are Few
By Chris Strohm, Eric Engleman & Dave Michaels
Bloomberg | April 3, 2013

"'For the sake of investors, the SEC needs to figure out a way of enforcing the appropriate disclosure of material cyber attacks,' said [Good Harbor's] Jacob Olcott, who led a congressional review as counsel to Senator Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, that resulted in the SEC guidance."

In the news: C-Span ( Print)

Nation's Governors Meet in Washington
C-Span I February 25, 2013

"Then, the Health and Homeland Security Committee participated in a panel discussion titled “Protecting Our Nation: States and Cybersecurity." Panelists include: David Hannigan, chief information security officer of; Richard Clarke, chairman of Good Harbor Security Risk Management; and State of Michigan Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann."

In the news: CSO Magazine (Print)

Hack findings highlight China, U.S. in game of spy vs. spy
By Antone Gonsalves
CSO Magazine | February 20, 2013

"'Corporate espionage almost certainly constitutes an unfair trade practice, but national governments, including the U.S., have hesitated bringing actions against the most egregious violators to the World Trade Organization for economic and political reasons,' said Jacob Olcott, principal consultant for cybersecurity at Good Harbor."

In the news: New York Times (Print)

Some Victims of Online Hacking Edge Into the Light
By Nicole Perlroth
New York Times | February 20, 2013

"'There hasn’t been an abundance of reporting on cyberevents despite the fact that they are clearly happening,' said [Good Harbor's] Jacob Olcott, a specialist in online risks who managed a Senate investigation into the disclosure practices. The best hope, Mr. Olcott said, is that as investors start paying more attention to the threats, they will demand that companies disclose them."

In the news: Wall Street Journal CIO Journal (Print)

Utilities Race to Protect Electric Grid Before 'Disaster Strikes'
By Steven Rosenbush and Rachael King
Wall Street Journal CIO Journal | February 19, 2013

"In September, 70 electric company CEOs got a classified briefing at the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs. In January a group met to discuss how they would respond to a damaging cyber attack. ... 'It turns out,' [Good Harbor Chairman Richard] Clarke said, 'that it is very easy to get into the SCADA networks.'"

In the news: Microsoft (Print)

Linking Cybersecurity Outcomes and Policies
By Aaron Kleiner, Paul Nicholas, and Kevin Sullivan
Microsoft | February, 2013

"This paper introduces a methodology for examining how the non-technical socio-economic factors in a country or region impact cybersecurity performance. With this methodology we can build a model we hope can help predict the expected cybersecurity performance of a given country or region based on our observation of non-technical socio-economic data. From that prediction, we can attempt to better understand the public policies that distinguish the performance of different countries and regions." The paper was authored by Microsoft's Global and Security Strategy and Diplomacy team with contributions from Good Harbor's Jacob Olcott and Will Howerton.

In the news: Infoworld (Print)

Unseen, all-out cyber war on the U.S. has begun
By Bob Violino
Infoworld | January 28, 2013

"Because cyber conflict is relatively new, interested parties need to focus more energy and attention on developing international norms that will say what is acceptable behavior and what is not, advises Good Harbor's Papadopoulos. That is crucial for maintaining a stable, secure, and trusted Internet, he says."

In the news: Infoworld (Print)

When in China, don't leave your laptop alone
By Bob Violino
Infoworld | December 4, 2012

"China and Russia are the two countries most frequently identified as being high risks, notes Emilian Papadopoulos, chief of staff at Good Harbor Security Risk Management, a security consultancy. Other high-risk countries include those with significant cyber capabilities, those known to conduct cyber espionage, and those known for corporate espionage and stealing business secrets and intellectual property, Papadopoulos says. 'Countries with significant state control of private industry, especially in telecommunications, may also be higher risk,' he says."

In the news: Bloomberg Businessweek (Print)

Political Gridlock Leaves U.S. Facing Cyber Pearl Harbor
By Eric Engleman and Michael Riley
Bloomberg Businessweek | November 15, 2012

"The government’s top cybersecurity officials staged a classified demonstration for dozens of senators in March ... They simulated a cyber attack that paralyzed New York City’s power grid, causing multiple deaths and billions of dollars in damage, two officials said.

"While government researchers had identified a vulnerability in the nation’s electrical grid years ago, lawmakers said during a congressional hearing in 2008 that no U.S. or state agency could compel power companies to act.

"'That was really the key moment,' said [Good Harbor's] Jacob Olcott, a former Democratic staffer on the Senate Commerce Committee and a cybersecurity specialist. 'That’s when we realized that there was a gap in the existing regulatory authority, and the private sector was doing little to improve security on its own.'"

In the news: Marketplace (Print & Audio)

President Obama's secret directive on cyber ops
By David Brancaccio
Marketplace Tech | November 15, 2012

President Obama has reportedly signed a secret directive that sets out rules for how the military might get aggressive in the face of a cyber attack. The order acknowledges that the military response to a computer attack isn't just battening down the hatches on government computers to stop hackers or malicious software. "This is more about the scope and legal authorizations of how the government uses it's offensive capabilities," says Jake Olcott, from the cybersecurity risk management firm Good Harbor. The administration is expected to resume its push for cybersecurity legislation in the new term. "To the extent that the two are intertwined that's great, but they're both important debates to be having," he says.

In the news: Bloomberg (Print & Video)

Coke Hacked and Doesn't Tell
By Ben Elgin
Bloomberg | November 4, 2012

"'Investors have no idea what is happening today,' says [Good Harbor's] Jacob Olcott, a former cyber policy adviser to the U.S. Congress. 'Companies currently provide little information about material events that occur on their networks.'"

In the news: CSO (Print)

Obama to compromise on cybersecurity executive order
President attempts to pacify hardliners and privacy advocates, report says
By Taylor Armerding
CSO | October 25, 2012

"Good Harbor's Jacob Olcott agrees. 'Targeted information sharing with a small number of companies has proven to be a useful exercise,' he said. 'But these efforts are very difficult to scale. ... Heavy-handed regulation is absolutely unnecessary, ... In fact, the government would significantly improve private sector cybersecurity simply by enforcing existing securities laws that require companies to disclose material cyber risks and events to their shareholders.'"

In the news: CSO (Print)

Senator takes cybersecurity law fight to CEOs
By Taylor Armerding
CSO | September 21, 2012

"Jacob Olcott, principal at Good Harbor Consulting and past counsel and lead negotiator on comprehensive cybersecurity legislation to Rockefeller, said in the years he worked on the Hill, 'I cannot recall a letter that was sent to as many companies.'"

In the news: Dallas News (Print)

Iran may be escalating cyberattacks on U.S. companies in response to American actions, senator says
By Bloomberg News
Dallas News | September 21, 2012

"'The problem with launching attacks is that you never know who's going to hit back,' Olcott, who consults companies on cybersecurity risks, said yesterday."

In the news: PR Newswire (Print)

First Inductees to National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Unveiled
By National Cyber Security Hall
PR Newswire | September 17, 2012

"Announcing the inductees, [Hall of Fame Chairman Mike] Jacobs ... said, 'Working in areas of technology, public policy, business, education and public awareness, the honorees represent the innovators and visionaries who defined an industry and established the standards in information assurance. These pioneers paved the way for people everywhere to have the ability to securely utilize digital technologies for work, banking, recreation and communication.'" Good Harbor President Richard Clarke sits on the Hall of Fame board of advisors.

In the news: CSO (Print)

Obama's exec order draft on cybersecurity stirs debate
By Taylor Armerding
CSO | September 14, 2012

"[The executive branch] adopt[s] executive orders all the time," said Good Harbor principal Jacob Olcott. "It's not a constitutional crisis -- it's the way our government works."

In the news: ComputerWorld (Print)

Executive order would not allow 'meaningful leap' on cybersecurity
By Taylor Armerding
ComputerWorld | September 5, 2012

"Jacob Olcott, a principal at Good Harbor Consulting, said, ... 'The president can't create new regulations for industries that aren't already regulated, ... But he could expand existing regulatory systems.'"

In the news: PCWorld (Print)

Playing Politics with Cybersecurity
By Charley Ripley
PCWorld | September 3, 2012

"Richard Clarke, former White House advisor on cybersecurity, has expressed concerns over evidence that China is actively probing and hacking the United States power grid. Clarke pointed out in The Wall Street Journal, 'The only point to penetrating the grid's controls is to counter American military superiority by threatening to damage the underpinning of the U.S. economy.'"

In the news: Marketplace Tech (Print)

Why the U.S. should worry about cyber security
Interview by David Brancaccio
Marketplace Tech | April 25, 2012

"..It's not 'all this regulation' -- it's a very simple idea, which is that the industries themselves would establish their own best practices. Then, against those best practices, the companies would be audited by a third party. I don't think that's a lot of regulation, and I think something as key as the electric power industry, or the oil and gas industry, should be protected because we're all relying on it and we need to know that they're living up to a set of standards."

In the news: Smithsonian Magazine (Print)

Richard Clarke on Who Was Behind the Stuxnet Attack
America's longtime counterterrorism czar warns that the cyberwars have already begun—and that we might be losing
By Ron Rosenbaum
Smithsonian magazine | April, 2012

"Are we as a nation living in denial about the [cyber] danger we're in?" I asked Clarke as we sat across a conference table in his office suite. 'I think we're living in the world of non-response. Where you know that there's a problem, but you don't do anything about it. If that's denial, then that's denial.'"

In the news: Bloomberg (Print)

SEC Push May Yield New Disclosures of Company Cyber Attacks
By Michael Riley
Bloomberg | January 10, 2012

"It doesn't square that billions of dollars in intellectual property is being lost and investors don't care," said [Good Harbor principal] Jacob Olcott, a former staff expert on cybersecurity for the Senate Commerce Committee.

In the news: GovInfoSecurity (Print)

Influencing Policy, If Not the Law
Lawmakers' Ideas Get Adopted Even If Their Bills Don't
Eric Chabrow
GovInfoSecurity | November 23, 2011

In the interview, which took place before the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that the chamber will debate cybersecurity legislation early next year, Olcott also explains: Why Congress is taking so long to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation; How different cultures in the House and Senate affects how lawmakers approach cybersecurity legislation; Why, despite challenges, Congress will enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.

In the news: Army Times (Print)

Clarke: Cyber frailty should deter U.S. action
By Lolita C. Baldor
Army Times | November 7, 2011

"America's critical computer networks are so vulnerable to attack that it should deter U.S. leaders from going to war with other nations, a former top U.S. cybersecurity official said Monday. ... The U.S. military, [Richard Clarke] said, is entirely dependent on computer systems and could end up in a future conflict in which troops trot out onto a battlefield 'and nothing works.'"

In the news: Network World (Print)

Corporate-owned vs. employee-owned mobile devices
The 'bring your own device' phenomenon is growing but many obstacles remain
By Ellen Messmer
Network World | November 2, 2011

Former White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke, now partner at the firm Good Harbor Consulting, says employee-owned devices used for work may well "represent the newest and largest vulnerability in corporate America now."

In the news: (Audio)

White House grading agency cyber progress
By Jason Miller | October 28, 2011

"The Obama administration is turning up the pressure on agencies to accomplish four specific cybersecurity goals. The Office of Management and Budget, the Homeland Security Department and the White House cyber coordinator's office gave deputy secretaries a high-level scorecard highlighting their agency's current status against goals for Trusted Internet Connections, implementing continuous monitoring and using secured identity cards to log on to computer networks. ... Jacob Olcott, a principal with Good Harbor Consulting, said a high level scorecard does two things to improve oversight. ... Olcott, who recently left the Hill as a former counsel for Chairman of the Senate Commerce committee Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), worked on the cyber legislation that is currently going through Congress."

In the news: Government Computer News (Print)

Clarke: Outdated cyber defense leaves US open to attack
William Jackson
Government Computer News | September 19, 2011

"The recent string of high-profile breaches of government and corporate IT systems illustrates the evolving threat landscape in which the advantage has shifted to the offense," [Richard] Clarke told Government Computer News. "I don't think it's a rosy picture, for the government or the private sector."

"Most enterprises still rely on static, first-generation IT security tools to secure an increasingly porous and ill-defined perimeter and do not protect against a new generation of advanced persistent threats, Clarke said."

In the news: Dossiê Globo News (Print)

Bush ignorou recomendações do Direito Internacional, afirma Richard Clarke (Portuguese)
Dossiê Globo News conversou com Richard Clark, chefe do Serviço Contra Terrorismo do Conselho de Segurança Nacional do governo Bush
Dossiê Globo News | September 11, 2011

In the news: The Guardian (Print)

Living with 9/11: the anti-terror chief
Richard Clarke recalls his feelings on the day of Osama Bin Laden's death and reveals his anger at the way the aftermath of 9/11 was handled
By Paul Harris
The Guardian | September 5, 2011

In the news: The Daily Beast (Print)

China's Secret Cyberwar
Another huge Internet attack targets 72 organizations, including the U.N., and once again it apparently originated in China. Richard Clarke, former head of U.S. cybersecurity, says it's time to fight back.
Dan Lyons
The Daily Beast | August 4, 2011

"What's going on is very large-scale Chinese industrial espionage," says Richard Clarke, a former top U.S. government official who held roles in counterterrorism and cybersecurity and now is chairman of Good Harbor Consulting, a security and risk-management company in Arlington, Va. "They're stealing our intellectual property. They're getting our research and development for pennies on the dollar."

In the news: ABC News (Video)

Iranian Spy Chief: Iran Can Beat U.S.'s "Internet in a Suitcase"

ABC News | June 30, 2011

Richard Clarke, former White House advisor on counter-terrorism and ABC News consultant, said he believes the U.S. does have the capability to deploy "internet in a suitcase" devices, but Iran is also probably capable of combating that particular tactic right now.

In the news: Washington Business Journal (Print)

Procurement not likely addressed in new cyber policy
Jill R. Aitoro
Washington Business Journal | May 12, 2011

Good Harbor Cyber Security Lead Eric Rosenbach:

What should come first, he added, is a strategy for finding more individuals with the technical skills required to protect the technology already in place.

"Rather than recommend wholesale reshuffle of the IT infrastructure, which would be very expensive, government needs to figure out how to secure what they already have," Rosenbach said.

In the news: PBS NewsHour (Video)

Bin Laden Photos

PBS NewsHour | May 4, 2011

In the news: PBS Tavis Smiley (Video)


PBS Tavis Smiley | May 4, 2011

In the news: The National (Print)

Warning on cyberattack at nuclear power sites
Eugene Harnan
The National | April 20, 2011

Authorities should ensure they are prepared for the possibility of a cyberattack on the country's nuclear reactors once they are built, a leading security expert advises.

Cyberattacks are a threat to every nation, and the UAE is not exempt, said Richard Clarke at the Second Khalifa University Public lecture on Monday night.

In the news: Business Intelligence Middle East (Print)

Richard Clarke discusses cyber war at Khalifa University public lecture
Business Intelligence Middle East | April 19, 2011

As part of the Khalifa University public lectures series, Richard A. Clarke delivered a lecture on 'Cyber Security and Technology: Managing Risks of Connected Societies' on Monday.

In the news: ABC's Brian Ross (Video)

What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

ABC's Brian Ross | Feb 24, 2011

In the news: CBCnews (Video)

A state-sponsored cyberwar?

CBCnews | Feb 18, 2011

In the news: Center for First Amendment Studies (Print)

February 15, 2011

In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the attacks of 9/11, The Center for First Amendment Studies and the announce the Richard A. Clarke 2011 National Scholarly Monograph Contest for graduate students in good standing at American universities. The goal of the contest is to analyze the information leading up to 9/11, the United States’ subsequent invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, and related government decisions and actions in order to provide thoughtful analysis and public policy recommendations to make America more secure.
In the news: Foreign Affairs (Print)

The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War
By Dana Allin and Steven Simon. Reviewed by L. Carl Brown
Foreign Affairs | January/February, 2011

Allin and Simon have organized all the complexities of Iran’s movement toward nuclear capability and produced a readable, short book that fairly presents the positions of all involved.

In the news: Progressive Railroading Daily News (Print)

Hampton Roads Transit voted to hire Good Harbor Consulting to conduct four emergency readiness drills for the light-rail system.
Progressive Railroading Daily News | Jan 31, 2011

ABC's Brian Ross (Video)

Cyber War Boomerang

ABC's Brian Ross | Jan 27, 2011
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