As the second Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from 2005 to 2009, Michael Chertoff led U.S. counter-terrorism efforts. He also oversaw the transformation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) into an effective organization following Hurricane Katrina. His greatest successes have earned few headlines – because the important news is what didn’t happen.
On August 30, from 8:30 to 10:00, AmCham Sweden invites you to hear Mr. Chertoff describe his thoughts on current cybersecurity threats, measures that have been implemented to protect U.S. interests, and how business can learn from past experiences and address critical vulnerabilities.
Before heading up the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism – including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Today, as the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at the Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff provides high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery.
Mr. Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College (1975) and Harvard Law School (1978). From 1979-1980 he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.