Ex-Nat'l Intel Chief on Cyberthreats

Mike McConnell, Vice Chairman, Booz Allen Hamilton
Ex-Nat'l Intel Chief on Cyberthreats

Today's threat landscape is rapidly expanding to include cyber-attacks attributed to nation states. How must organizations respond? Mike McConnell, former U.S. National Intelligence Director, shares insight.

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In McConnell's view, the U.S. is woefully unprepared for nation-state attacks aimed at stealing intellectual property.

In this exclusive video interview, McConnell discusses:

  • The latest threat vectors and where U.S. organizations are most vulnerable;
  • Why and how public and private sector entities must collaborate to better protect critical information infrastructure;
  • A new holistic approach to cybersecurity that leverages predictive analytics.

McConnell is Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, where his primary roles include serving on the firm's Leadership Team and leading Booz Allen's rapidly expanding cyber business. After retiring from the Navy in 1996 as a Vice Admiral, McConnell joined Booz Allen, and led the development of the firm's Information Assurance business and the firm's Intelligence business focused on policy, transformation, homeland security, and intelligence analytics, rising to the position of senior vice president.

Upon being asked by President George W. Bush in 2007 to become the second Director of National Intelligence, he left Booz Allen and served as the DNI for two years under Presidents Bush and Obama. As the DNI he managed the expansive National Intelligence Community - an organization of over 100,000 people, and an annual global enterprise budget of over $47B - and had extensive interactions with the White House, the President's Cabinet, Congress, international leaders, and the U.S. business community.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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