Richard A. Clarke

Richard A. Clarke is the founder and CEO of Good Harbor Cyber Security Risk Management, and advises leaders in the public and private sectors on all issues of cybersecurity and crisis management. Clarke served as a key advisor in the White House on the National Security Council under President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President George W. Bush for an unprecedented ten years, as its chief counterterrorism expert and then as Special Advisor to the President on Cyber Security. In his role as the nation’s “Cyber-Czar,” Clarke developed the country’s first National Strategy to Defend Cyberspace.

Upon leaving the Bush administration in 2003, Clarke began speaking about his experience and future predictions about intelligence and counter-terrorism. He was an on-air ABC News consultant for political and security issues, and lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has authored or co-authored nine books, fiction and nonfiction, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror. In his latest, The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats, Clarke and fellow cybersecurity expert Robert K. Knake introduce us to the scientists, executives, and public servants who have learned through hard experience how government agencies and private firms can fend off cyber threats.

Clarke currently chairs the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute. He has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, CNN, and more, where he has spoken about cyber war, crisis management, terrorism, the Middle East, and other major political issues of our time. From a COVID-19-induced quarantine, he brings you Notes from the Rapp.

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