Marc Goodman

Global Security Advisor and Futurist

Focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies
on security, business and international affairs.
Future Crimes: Everything is Connected, Everyone is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

Future Crimes: Everything is Connected, Everyone is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

“A riveting read.”— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, NY Times Bestselling author of The Black Swan
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Speaking at TEDGlobal

Speaking at TEDGlobal

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.

TED.com - Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future

Wired Magazine: The Bio-Crime Prophecy

Wired Magazine: The Bio-Crime Prophecy

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.
Hackers Inc. - My Interview With The Economist

Hackers Inc. – My Interview With The Economist

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.
My Interview on the Tim Ferriss Show

My Interview on the Tim Ferriss Show

I recently had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Tim Ferriss on his exceptional blog and podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show.
Medium: We Need a Manhattan Project for Cyber Security

Medium: We Need a Manhattan Project for Cyber Security

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.
My NPR Interview on Predicting the Future

My NPR Interview on Predicting the Future

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 BBC Newshour Interview on the Global Security Implications of 3D Printing

My BBC Newshour Interview on the Global Security Implications of 3D Printing

 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.
The Rise of Geotechnology: When Moore's Law Meets Foreign Policy

The Rise of Geotechnology: When Moore’s Law Meets Foreign Policy

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.
Delivering the Keynote at the 81st INTERPOL General Assembly

Delivering the Keynote at the 81st INTERPOL General Assembly

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.
Hacking the President's DNA: An Introduction to the Future of Bio Crime

Hacking the President’s DNA: An Introduction to the Future of Bio Crime

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.
Briefing Security and Defense Experts at the Halifax International Security Forum

Briefing Security and Defense Experts at the Halifax International Security Forum

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.
My Interview on the PBS NewsHour: The Dark Side of Technology

My Interview on the PBS NewsHour: The Dark Side of Technology

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.
My Article on What Business Can Learn from Organized Crime

My Article on What Business Can Learn from Organized Crime

Global criminals have become sophisticated managers of technology and talent. A guide to their best practices for legitimate business.
Time Magazine:  Criminals and Terrorists Can Fly Drones Too

Time Magazine: Criminals and Terrorists Can Fly Drones Too

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.