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.
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.
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.
I recently had the honor of being invited to the White House for a small expert discussion on driving innovation in our national approaches to cyber security.
Crimesourcing and Crime as a Service—“Organized crime is exactly that – organized,” said Marc Goodman at this week’s O’Reilly Strata conference, “especially in the field of cyber crime...Technology has allowed cybercriminals to become more like high-growth startups. Datacrime can be scripted and automated and it scales."
Criminals deftly exploit the data deluge, by Marc Goodman. While businesses around the world struggle to understand the how to profit from the information revolution, one class of enterprise has successfully mastered the challenge—international organised crime.
From Crowdsourcing to Crime-sourcing: The Rise of Distributed Criminality. Crowdsourcing began as a legitimate tool to leverage the wisdom of the crowds to solve complex business and scientific challenges. Unfortunately, these very same techniques are increasingly being adopted by the criminal underground for nefarious purposes.
I was recently interviewed by the Washington Post on the subject of Bio Hacking; the story available online here. By Vivek Wadhwa, Published: December 7 | Updated: Thursday, December 8, 6:00 AM Imagine computer-designed viruses that cure disease, new bacteria capable of synthesizing an unlimited fuel supply, new organisms that wipe out entire populations and bio-toxins that target world leaders. They sound...