On the landmark 50th episode of Silver Bullet, Gary talks with Richard A. Clarke. Richard Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism. Gary and Dick discuss what needs to change in order for the United States to focus more attention on defense against cyber war (as opposed to offense). They also discuss the importance of software security in preventing cyber crime and cyber war, network scanning as a part of Dick’s “Defensive Triad,” and balancing cybersecurity against individual liberty. We also uncover whether being a guest on Silver Bullet is more stressful than being on The Colbert Report.
This special edition of Silver Bullet was also captured on video. View the video below (for those on feed readers, go to this episode’s page for the video):
- Transcript of this episode [PDF]
- 9/11 Commission Report
- What if the smart grid has stupid security?
- Select TV appearances: The Daily Show (2008) / The Colbert Report (2007) / The Colbert Report (2005) / 60 Minutes (2004)