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While progress has been made in defending the U.S. against cyber attacks, significant threats continue to emerge like the takedown of power grids and election hacking seen in recent years. And former U.S. counter-terrorism officer Richard Clarke fears worse scenarios await--like the U.S. getting pulled into war against a cyber army capable of hacking the country’s conventional weapons systems. Just how prepared is the United States for cyberwar? Clarke joins us to discuss that, and his new book “The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats.”
Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake have served as the top cyber security experts to three Presidents, and they discuss their new book The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats. They discuss Russia's interference in the 2016 election and say that Russia will almost certainly try it again in 2020. They warn against the folly of continuing to allow local state bureaucrats to ensure the integrity of America's electronic voting machines and suggest that Russia's 2015 shutdown of Ukraine's power grid might have been a dry run for a similar attack on the grid here in the US. Clarke predicts that the next war that America enters will likely be triggered by a cyber attack.
Cyber Czar and Co-Author of The Fifth Domain Richard Clarke joined Chris Cuomo on Let's Get After It to discuss his new book and how best to protect our elections from cyber threats. He told Cuomo that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refuses to even bring a bill on protecting our elections to the Senate floor because the Russian interference in the 2016 election benefited the Republican Party.
"Richard Clarke has been on the cutting edge of terrorism and cyber issues for quite some time. He served more than 30 years in government and was the first White House official tasked with taking charge of U.S. cybersecurity policy. He’s written eight books, half fiction, half non-fiction and his latest book, ‘The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats’ was written with Robert Knake, who served as director for cybersecurity policy at the White House from 2011-2015. Today both men serve as cybersecurity consultants, advising corporations and investors on cyber-related issues."

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