Michael Chertoff

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group; Former Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security

Michael Chertoff is a co-founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group, a global risk-management and security consulting advisory firm. He served as secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009. Prior to that, Chertoff was a federal judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 2003 to 2005 and assistant attorney general of the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division from 2001 to 2003. Along with working in private practice, he was a federal prosecutor for more than a decade, investigating and prosecuting cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud, and terrorism.

Videos/Audio of Michael Chertoff

Our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information were written for an earlier time, and they... See more
It's been 10 years since the attacks on September 11, 2001. It hasn't happened again — why? What have we learned from a... See more
Increasingly, the most dangerous elements in modern conflicts are not armies but violent, impassioned non-state actors... See more
The US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff talks with Atlantic writer Jeffrey Goldberg about the challenges... See more