The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Do you think the hands of the Doomsday Clock should be closer to or farther from midnight?
Joel F. Brenner
Brenner was the inspector general and senior counsel of the National Security Agency from 2002 to 2006 and 2009 to 2010, respectively, and the head of US counterintelligence strategy and policy from 2006 to 2009. He is the author ofAmerica the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare (Penguin, 2011). He practices law and consults on security issues through Joel Brenner LLC.
Despite a series of well-publicized cyber attacks in recent years, few companies have taken the steps necessary to isolate industrial control systems and sensitive information, and to limit the damage an attack can inflict.