John Carlin

Chair, Cybersecurity & Technology Program, The Aspen Institute

John Carlin is chair of the Aspen Institute Cybersecurity & Technology Program and chair of the global risk and crisis management practice for the law firm Morrison & Foerster. Until fall 2016, he was assistant attorney general for national security at the US Justice Department and its top national security attorney, overseeing nearly 400 employees responsible for protecting the country against terrorism, espionage, cyber and other national security threats. A career federal prosecutor, Carlin previously served as national coordinator of DOJ’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) program, as an assistant US attorney for the District of Columbia, and as chief of staff to former FBI director Robert Mueller.

Videos/Audio of John Carlin

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