About Marc

Marc Goodman is a New York Times Best-Selling author, global strategist and consultant focused on the profound change technology is having on security, business and international affairs.  He is the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and currently serves as the Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University. Over the past twenty years, he has built his expertise in international cyber crime and terrorism working with organizations such as INTERPOL, the UN Counterterrorism Task Force, NATO and the US Government.

Goodman frequently advises industry leaders, security executives, start-ups and global policy makers on transnational cyber risk and intelligence and has operated in more than 75 countries around the world.  His professional experiences include working as a street police officer, undercover investigator and counter-terrorism strategist, as well as briefing myriad cabinet ministers and heads of government, including the White House. Goodman’s current areas of research include the security implications of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, crypto-currencies, synthetic biology, virtual reality and the Internet of Things.

Experience & Publications


Marc Goodman holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University and a Master of Science in the Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics. He’s also served as a Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford’s MediaX Laboratory. He’s on the advisory board of The AI Initiative, part of The Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on International Security.
Marc Goodman is the author of the New York Times Best Seller Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World from Random House/Doubleday. It was selected as Amazon’s Best Business Book of 2015 and has been named one of The Washington Post's Top Ten Best Book of the Year. Goodman has also published widely on a variety of emerging technology issues and has been interviewed worldwide. A sought-after speaker, Goodman’s TED talk, “A Vision of Crimes in the Future,” has been viewed over 1 million times and translated into 26 languages.
“As a society, we should think deeply about future technological threats so we can build a better and brighter world.”
–Marc Goodman

Current Affiliations and Advisory Roles


  • Singularity University
    Global Security Advisor & Chair for Policy, Law & Ethics
  • Future Crimes Institute
    Founder and Chairman
  • World Economic Forum
    Council on International Security, Member
  • XPrize Foundation
    Cybersecurity XPRIZE, Senior Advisor
  • Stanford University
    MediaX, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Center for International Security and Cooperation, Affiliate
  • Harvard University
    Kennedy School of Government, The Future Society AI Initiative, Senior Advisor
  • Cybersecurity Ventures
    Board of Advisors

Former Affiliations


  • Interpol
    Senior Advisor, Steering Committee on Information Technology Crime
  • United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force
    Senior Researcher
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Futures Working Group
    Member
  • NATO
    Critical Cyber Infrastructure Protection, Subject Matter Expert
  • U.N. International Telecommunications Union
    High Level Experts Group on Cyber Security, Member
  • World Economic Forum
    Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society, Member
  • University of Toronto
    Munk School of Global Affairs, Senior Fellow
  • University College Dublin
    Centre for Cybercrime Investigation, Visiting Researcher