Michael Hayden and John Edwin Mroz discuss the future implications of affordable security.
As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Hayden was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America's adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision makers; and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the US.
At Chertoff Group, General Hayden will use his broad geographic and political knowledge to brief clients on intelligence matters worldwide - including developments in cybersecurity - that may affect their businesses.
"The best defense is knowing what your enemies are up to, before they know you know it. For today's CEOs," he adds, "there is also the challenge of figuring out who and where your enemies are."
Before becoming Director of the CIA, General Hayden served as the country's first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence - and was the highest-ranking intelligence office in the armed forces. Earlier, he served as Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service.
General Hayden graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor's degree in history in 1967 and a master's degree in modern American history in 1969. He was a distinguished graduate of the university's ROTC program, and began his active military service in 1969. He also did postgraduate work at the Defense Intelligence School conducted by the Defense Intelligence Agency.
John Edwin Mroz
John Edwin Mroz is President and Chief Executive Officer of the EastWest Institute. From its roots as a European-American initiative to bridge the divisions between Europe and Eurasia, John built EWI into one of the world's pre-eminent non-governmental change-agent institutions. He has served as an advisor to more than 20 governments including the United States, Germany, Poland and the Russian Federation as well as the Commission of the European Union, NATO, the Council of Europe and the G-8. He has received numerous international awards including Germany's highest award to a non-citizen in recognition of the role he and EWI played in facilitating German reunification.
John completed his graduate studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy after earning an M.A. from Northeastern University. His B.A. is from the University of Notre Dame. John is the author of a landmark book on the Arab-Israeli conflict, "Beyond Security: Private Perceptions Among Arabs and Israelis" (Pergamon Press, London and New York, 1980). He writes regularly in the international press on global change and international security affairs. John has also contributed to Foreign Affairs, as well as to journals and books on leadership and management including chapters in the Peter Drucker Foundation's "Organization of the Future" (Jossey-Bass, 1997) and the newly released "Leaders of the Future" (Joseph Wiley, 2006). His work as a global change agent has been described in numerous volumes including "Leaders Who Make a Difference" (Jossey-Bass, 1999).
John is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has appeared frequently on BBC, CNN, ABC and other news programs around the world. He speaks regularly before business and professional groups most recently including Institutional Investor, YPO, WPO, the Russell 20-20, the International Chamber of Commerce World Congress, the Eurasia Media Forum, the Goldman Sachs Foundation's Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program, Leaders Program, the World Futures Society and AISEC.
John is married to Karen Linehan Mroz, President of the Middle East Children's Institute (MECI). They have three children, and reside in Manhattan. His life's work to make the world a more peaceful place is a realization of a lifetime goal that crystallized as a high school freshman when his father asked his three sons "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This middle son responded "a global change agent". And the journey continues.
Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, supports the use of targeted drone attacks. Despite the legality and effectiveness of drones, Hayden declares that public support ultimately dictates the sufficiency of military operations.