“A riveting read.”— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, NY Times Bestselling author of The Black Swan
The theme of TEDGlobal 2012 was "Radical Openness." In my talk, posted on the ted.com website, I explore the unintended consequences of this openness, giving the audience a glimpse into the future of crime and global security.
DNA is just another operating system waiting to be hacked. In this article, Andrew Hessel and I explore how criminals and other bad actors will exploit DNA for nefarious purposes and why cyber crime was only the beginning.
Criminal hackers are responsible for by far the largest number of attacks in cyberspace and have become arguably the biggest threat facing companies. Some groups have organised themselves so thoroughly that they resemble mini-multinationals.
I recently had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Tim Ferriss on his exceptional blog and podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show.
Grand thinking created the Internet, small thinking won't save it. Though we’re racing forward at break neck speed to connect all the objects in our physical world — the tools we need to run our society — to the Internet, we still fundamentally do not have the trustworthy computing required to make it so.
Will the predictions of today turn into the reality of tomorrow? Marc Goodman discusses the future of crime. A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds...
My interview with BBC Presenter Jamie Kumarasamy on the global security implications of 3D printing. The story was carried live on the BBC and re-broadcast globally, including on NPR in the United States. The audio for the interview is available below.
While cyberspace and social media have grabbed global headlines in recent years, other major technology clusters will have an even more seismic impact on geopolitics in coming decades. They include biotechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence.
I recently had the honor of addressing the 81st General Assembly of the International Criminal Police Organization in which I briefed Ministers of Justice, Security and Home Affairs, as well as police chiefs, from over 170 countries around the world.
While the world has focused much attention on hacking computers, little consideration has been given to the coming threats we will all face from hacking DNA--the original computer operating system. Bio-crime is on the horizon and the time to consider its prevention is now.
I recently had the opportunity to address Ministers of Defense, US Senators, Members of Parliament and ambassadors from around the world at the recent Halifax International Security Forum, in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Through innovation and technology, California think tank Singularity University aims to push the frontiers of progress. But what happens when high-tech advances end up in the wrong hands? Marc Goodman, a high-level consultant to the U.S. government and Interpol, is the Global Security Advisor at Singularity University and discusses the issue with us.
Global criminals have become sophisticated managers of technology and talent. A guide to their best practices for legitimate business.
Americans know their government uses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, on military and intelligence missions from surveillance to assassination. But drones are no longer the sole domain of the military, and just as with many new technologies, they can easily fall into the wrong hands.