Cyber Insecurity

Thursday, August 14 ~ 2014
This seminar delves into what it means for national security and what we can do about it. Lead by Richard Danzig, Chairman of the Board of the Center for a New American Security and former Secretary of the Navy.


Richard DanzigRichard Danzig, a consultant to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security on terrorism, is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and a senior advisor at the Center for New American Security, the Center for Naval Analyses and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He is also the vice chair of the board of trustees of the RAND Corporation, a member of the Defense Policy Board and the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, a trustee of Reed College, and a director of Saffron Hill Ventures.

Danzig was Secretary of the Navy from 1998-2001 and Under Secretary from 1993-1997. Earlier, he served in the Department of Defense and was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics. He was awarded the Defense Distinguished Public Service Award in 1981, 1997 and 2001.

In the private sector, he was a partner in the law firm of Latham and Watkins, taught contracts at Georgetown Law School and was an associate professor of law at Stanford University. He was vice chair of the International Human Rights Group and was awarded that organization’s pro-bono human rights lawyer of the year.

His recent publications include “Driving in the Dark: Ten Propositions About Prediction” and as co-author of “Aum Shinrikyo: Insights into How Terrorists Develop Biological and Chemical Weapons,” both published by the Center for a New American Security

Danzig received a B.A. degree from Reed College, a J.D. degree from Yale Law School and Bachelor of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Upon his graduation from Yale, he was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White.