Tom Bossert

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  • Former Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Advisor
  • President, Trinity Cyber
  • National Security Analyst, ABC
  • Distinguished Fellow at Atlantic Council



Former Homeland Security Advisor to two presidents, Tom Bossert has been a leading voice on U.S. cybersecurity operations and policy for over a decade. During his time in the Trump Administration, Bossert was the Chief Advisor on global health security, cybersecurity, homeland security, and counterterrorism. In his 2017 talk at the Aspen Security Conference titled "The Next Pandemic," he offered a prescient warning to the world about the coronavirus, urging the administration and the global health community to invest in coordinated pandemic response. Prior to his role in the Trump Administration, Bossert served as Deputy Homeland Security Advisor under President George W. Bush and worked as a lawyer and risk management consultant in private practice. Bossert is now the president of Trinity Cyber, a fast growing, disruptive cybersecurity company, and sought after by businesses and global leaders alike for his insider's perspective on politics – both on domestic issues and America's place in the world – and the ways businesses can guard against foreign influence in their own networks.

Bossert is a National Security Analyst to ABC News, and his analysis has made headlines in virtually every major media outlet, including The Washington Post, Axios, and The New York Times, among others. He is a Senior Fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy at the U.S. Atlantic Council, and was named one of The Washingtonian’s “500 Most Influential People” in D.C. Bossert has been an invaluable counselor to the likes of Disney Chairman Bob Iger, dozens of Fortune 500 companies, several of the nation’s largest university systems, and countless government entities and officials. Audiences are delighted by Bossert’s refreshing candor, and he is an engaging, well-armed speaker who leaves audiences with balanced and detailed understanding of what's ahead in politics, national security, and cybersecurity.

 

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Cybersecurity: How Businesses Can Guard Against Threats

There is no bigger threat to our national security right now than cyber-influence, and no more informed speaker on the subject than Tom Bossert. A leading voice in U.S. cybersecurity operations and policy for more than a decade, the former Homeland Security Advisor discusses the real threat of cyber ...

There is no bigger threat to our national security right now than cyber-influence, and no more informed speaker on the subject than Tom Bossert. A leading voice in U.S. cybersecurity operations and policy for more than a decade, the former Homeland Security Advisor discusses the real threat of cyber-influence and misinformation, and the ways businesses can guard against foreign influence.

What’s Ahead in Politics

Former Homeland Security Advisor to two presidents, Tom Bossert is an insider who knows the players and the policy shaping our domestic and international agenda. Covering both domestic issues and America's place in the world, Bossert is an engaging, well-armed speaker who leaves audiences with balan ...

Former Homeland Security Advisor to two presidents, Tom Bossert is an insider who knows the players and the policy shaping our domestic and international agenda. Covering both domestic issues and America's place in the world, Bossert is an engaging, well-armed speaker who leaves audiences with balanced and detailed understanding of what's ahead in politics.

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<p>Former Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert is a cybersecurity expert for nations and businesses, and discusses the biggest threats to networks and national security right now</p>

Former Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert is a cybersecurity expert for nations and businesses, and discusses the biggest threats to networks and national security right now

Former Homeland Security Advisor TOM BOSSERT had a lot to say in a recent Washington Post interview about cybersecurity as a threat to national security. Bossert is now the president of a fast growing, disruptive cybersecurity company, the need for which has never been greater amid international infiltration of social media and the U.S. workforce place into extended remote work environments due to COVID-19.  Bossert argues foreign interference in our government in the form of sabotage or even misinformation and chaos is a real threat, and he discusses the ways businesses can guard against foreign influence in their own networks., and published an opinion piece in The New York Times on a current national security breach. There is no bigger threat to our national security right now than cyber-influence, and no more informed speaker on the subject than Tom Bossert.

<p>Since leaving his White House post, Tom Bossert gives audiences a detailed look at what's ahead in U.S. politics. He offers so much more than a political pundit; he's an insider who knows the players and the policy shaping our domestic and international agenda</p>

Since leaving his White House post, Tom Bossert gives audiences a detailed look at what's ahead in U.S. politics. He offers so much more than a political pundit; he's an insider who knows the players and the policy shaping our domestic and international agenda

You've probably seen TOM BOSSERT on the news offering his political commentary everywhere from The Washington Post to Axios to ABC News to The Hill.  He's a Washington insider who understands the issues and the players, and since he's left his post in Trump's White House, he's been an invaluable counselor to organizations around the world, including Disney's Bob Iger. Audiences are surprised and delighted by Bossert's refreshing candor on not only what's ahead in politics, but also how the issues are actually likely to play out into policy - which, as we know over the last few years, is not a straight path. For an insider's perspective on politics - both on domestic issues and America's place in the world- Tom Bossert is an engaging, well-armed speaker who leaves audiences with balanced and detailed understanding of what's ahead in politics.

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Tom Bossert was the 7th U.S. Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (commonly referred to as the Homeland Security Advisor), serving under President Donald J. Trump during his first year and half in office. As such, Mr. Bossert was the chief advisor to the President of the United States on cybersecurity, homeland security, counterterrorism, and global health security, coordinating the President, his Cabinet and other senior White House staff on a range of domestic and transnational security issues. Mr. Bossert is now President of Trinity Cyber.

Mr. Bossert managed U.S. operational risk in the presidential transition, coordinated international cybersecurity policy and operations, offensive and defensive, and led the successful federal government response and recovery operations to the most damaging and costly natural disaster season in U.S. history. He instituted comprehensive policy and budget reforms to target all the drivers of effective cybersecurity and technology policy globally, applying the largest economic and financial sanctions ever imposed on adversary nations and individual criminal actors. He led the successful effort to reauthorize U.S. intelligence collection authority and led the international, congressional, executive branch, and private sector efforts to enact the CLOUD Act. These efforts allow the U.S. to lead on international data sharing and law enforcement while preventing costly data localization requirements for US businesses. Mr. Bossert led the Nation’s counterterrorism policy and coordinated global operations, dramatically increasing operational effectiveness, destroying the ISIS caliphate and increasing the lethality of our forces around the world. He also coordinated all diplomatic and special operations for the return of U.S. hostages.

Mr. Bossert previously served as Deputy Homeland Security Advisor under President George W. Bush and held a variety of other positions in the homeland and national security fields, worked as a lawyer and risk management consultant in private practice, and has been a leading voice on U.S. cybersecurity operations and policy for over a decade. Mr. Bossert is a senior executive with extensive experience in operational and strategic management roles. Prior to rejoining the White House, he was co-founder and general counsel of a unique cybersecurity start-up that operates highly advanced custom technology on behalf of its clients, and he founded and led a management consulting business that provided advice and support services to commercial companies and government agencies as they assessed and managed their multifaceted, complex risk structures and compliance requirements.

Currently, Mr Bossert serves as Chief Strategy Advisor at Trinity Cyber, National Security Analyst to ABC News, and Senior Fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the U.S. Atlantic Council.

Mr. Bossert was raised in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and his law degree from The George Washington University Law School. He was an Engalitcheff Scholar on Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University, has guest lectured at the Naval Post Graduate School.