Marc Goodman

Global Security Advisor and Futurist

Focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies
on security, business and international affairs.
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.
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...

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.
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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.
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.
Participating in the White House Roundtable Discussion on Cyber Security

Participating in the White House Roundtable Discussion on Cyber Security

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.
VentureBeat Interview in the New York Times

VentureBeat Interview in the New York Times

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."
The Economist Online: The Hacker's Enterprise

The Economist Online: The Hacker’s Enterprise

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.
Forbes Article on the Crowd Sourcing of Crime

Forbes Article on the Crowd Sourcing of 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.
DNA: The next big hacking frontier

DNA: The next big hacking frontier

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...
United Nations: Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes

United Nations: Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes

Served as the UN's Principal Researcher for the Project and co-author of the report, addressing the technical aspects related to terrorist use of the Internet.