Marc Goodman

Global Security Advisor and Futurist

Focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies
on security, business and international affairs.
Writings
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IEEE Computer Magazine: The Coming Robotic Crime Wave

IEEE Computer Magazine: The Coming Robotic Crime Wave

Robots will increasingly be used in crime and terrorism, with criminals hacking or copying police and military machines. "The growing availability of robotics knowledge and components will promote a new breed of garden shed robot criminals and terrorists," said the University. "Building robots is 80% cheaper now than 20 years ago and experts are...
The IBM Institute for Advanced Security Expert Blog

The IBM Institute for Advanced Security Expert Blog

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. Though the recent theft and hacking of tens of millions of customer accounts at Sony has garnered much attention, the attack is but the most recent example of...
UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute: Crime and Policing in Virtual Worlds

UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute: Crime and Policing in Virtual Worlds

While it might be tempting to ignore MMORPG crimes as being purely virtual in nature, and thus not “real,” the vast majority of virtual crimes have real world victims. While one can certainly argue whether “virtual rape” indeed constitutes “real rape,” let there be no doubt about the economic or psychological effect of these crimes...
Book:  Cybercrimes: A Multidisciplinary Analysis

Book: Cybercrimes: A Multidisciplinary Analysis

I authored the chapter in this book on the International Dimensions of Cybercrime, published by Springer, 2010.