Richard Clarke to Speak at Xavier University

Crime, Espionage, and War in Cyberspace | August 23, 2011

On September 15 at 7:30 pm in the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center at Xavier University’s Cintas Center, Richard Clarke will discuss “Crime, Espionage, and War in Cyberspace: The Challenge to Governments and Corporations.” The event is free and open to the public.

As the recent successful attacks against governments and corporations illustrate, a determined and sophisticated adversary is capable of compromising even highly defended networks. In an era of ever increasing connectivity, governments and corporations need to reassess how they view security in order to defend against these advanced threats. In his keynote Richard A. Clarke will discuss these threats by analyzing cyber crime, cyber espionage, and cyber war, and will demonstrate how increasing security to counter these activities will enable governments and corporations to move into the future with confidence.

Richard A. Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism. He is currently an on-air consultant for ABC News and teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He served the last three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor. Over the course of an unprecedented 11 consecutive years of White House service, he held the titles of Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security. Prior to his White House years, Clarke served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community, and State Department. During the Reagan Administration, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. During the Bush (41) Administration, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and coordinated diplomatic efforts to support the 1990–1991 Gulf War and the subsequent security arrangements.

Clarke’s appearance is co-sponsored by: The Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University and the Foreign Policy Leadership Council.