Richard Power has spoken at conferences, delivered briefings, and led training sessions for security and intelligence professionals, government officials, business leaders, and general audiences in over 30 countries. He has researched cyber crime and economic espionage for over a decade. His current work is focused on what he calls “The Dissonant Convergence: The 21st Century Security Crisis,” which include at its hub, issues of climate change, sustainability, and human rights, etc.
Power has also studied, written and spoken on Vajrayana Buddhism, the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, and other Eastern traditions for over 30 years. He serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Theosophical Society and is the author of Great Song: Life and Teachings of Joe Miller.
As Editorial Director of the Computer Security Institute (CSI), he was widely and frequently quoted in mainstream news media. Power established the CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, testified for the U.S. Senate Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigations, and was featured on PBS Frontline. In 2000, Power also authored Tangled Web: Tales of Digital Crime from the Shadows of Cyberspace.
Later, as Director of Global Security Intelligence for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT), Power developed a Global Security and Crisis Management Strategy, including all aspects of personal, physical, and cyber security for a workforce of over 100,000 people in over 100 countries.
In 2005, Power founded GS3 Intelligence™, a system based on the principle that security, sustainability, and spirit are interdependent issues. Power and GS3 Intelligence provide insightful analysis and practical recommendations on travel security, crisis management, business continuity, awareness and education, cyber security and counterintelligence, and also assist organizations in implementing such programs.
Power recently co-authored “Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost: How Economic Espionage and Intellectual Property Theft Destroy Businesses and Endanger the Global Economy" (CSO Magazine, June 2006) with Christopher Burgess, a 30-year CIA veteran and former station chief. Burgess and Power will also co-publish Preventing Corporate Intellectual Property Theft & Economic Espionage later this year.
With leading forensic expert Dario Forte, Power co-authors “War and Peace in Cyberspace,” a monthly column published in the Computer Fraud and Security Journal. Other recent publications include "Global Warming is The Greatest Security Threat" (EU Observer, March 2006).
More info on Power and an archive of his writings is available at www.wordsofpower.net.