Marc Goodman is a global strategist, author and consultant focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies on security, business and international affairs. Over the past twenty years, he has developed his expertise in next-generation cyber crime, cyber terrorism and information warfare, working with organizations such as Interpol, the United Nations, NATO, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the U.S. government. Marc frequently advises industry leaders, security executives and global policy makers on transnational cyber risk and intelligence, and has operated in nearly 70 countries around the world.
In addition, Marc founded the Future Crimes Institute to inspire and educate others on the security and risk implications of newly emerging technologies. Marc also serves as the global security advisor and chair for policy and law at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, a NASA- and Google-sponsored educational venture dedicated to using advanced science and technology to address humanity’s grand challenges. Marc’s current areas of research include the security implications of exponential technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, the social data revolution, synthetic biology, virtual worlds, genomics, ubiquitous computing and location-based services.
Since 1999, Marc has worked extensively with INTERPOL, the international police organization headquartered in Lyon, France, where he continues to serve as a senior advisor to the organization’s steering committee on information technology crime. In that capacity, Marc has trained police forces throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia and has chaired numerous INTERPOL expert groups on next-generation security threats.
In recognition of his professional experience, Marc was asked by the secretary general of the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to join his High Level Experts Group on Global Cybersecurity. He has also worked with other UN entities including the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research on cyber warfare and has served as a senior researcher for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Task Force on technical measures to counter terrorist use of the Internet. He also is a member of the Halifax International Security Forum’s network.
Marc has authored more than one dozen journal articles and ten book chapters on a variety of emerging security threats, including cybercrime, bio-security and critical infrastructure protection. Representative works have been published by the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Forbes, The Economist, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Oxford University Press, Jane’s Intelligence Review, the American Bar Association, the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, the Institute of Electronic and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Marc holds a masters of public administration from Harvard University and a masters of science in the management of information systems from the London School of Economics. In addition, he has served as a fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and is a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford’s MediaX Laboratory. Marc is frequently covered in the press, having been featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, BBC, Fox News, The Guardian, Le Monde and PBS, among others.