Tom Bossert

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  • Former Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Advisor
  • National Security Analyst at ABC
  • Chief Strategy Officer at Trinity Cyber
  • Distinguished Fellow at Atlantic Council


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 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.

 

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<p>VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: In this virtual series, Tom Bossert, the original architect of the U.S. response to a potential pandemic and go-to voice when CEOs and leaders want to know what to do next in terms of response to the coronavirus, walks you through specifically what to do next, now</p>

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: In this virtual series, Tom Bossert, the original architect of the U.S. response to a potential pandemic and go-to voice when CEOs and leaders want to know what to do next in terms of response to the coronavirus, walks you through specifically what to do next, now

If you host only one speaker it should be Former Homeland Security Advisor under President Trump and President BushTOM BOSSERT. In this virtual series, Tom Bossert, the original architect of the U.S. response to a potential pandemic and go-to voice when CEOs and leaders want to know what to do next in terms of response to the coronavirus, walks you through specifically what to do next, now. In his keynote delivered two years prior to the coronavirus global pandemic, at the 2017 Aspen Security Forum titled "The Next Pandemic", Bossert laid out his plans to improve the U.S. bio-defense strategy and predicted the next devastating pandemic, how governments and industries should prepare, and how they should respond. Having penned widely-read op-eds for both ABC News, "In coronavirus response, we only get 2 strikes," and in The Washington Post, "It's now or never for the U.S. if it hopes to keep coronavirus from burning out of control," and has served as President Trump's former chief advisor on global health security, cybersecurity, homeland security, and counterterrorism, Bossert’s analysis has made headlines in virtually every major media outlet. 

<p>VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Tom Bossert answers to 2 questions on every business leader's mind right now: 1) How do I prepare to reopen my business? 2) What should I anticipate when I do?  </p>

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Tom Bossert answers to 2 questions on every business leader's mind right now: 1) How do I prepare to reopen my business? 2) What should I anticipate when I do?  

Just months after being appointed Homeland Security Advisor under President Trump, TOM BOSSERT delivered a keynote at the 2017 Aspen Security Forum titled "The Next Pandemic" where he laid out his plans to improve the U.S. bio-defense strategy and predicted the next devastating pandemic. Just recently, Bossert met with our team to share about how he’s been advising Disney’s Chairman, Bob Iger, on their reopening plans. He’s helped Disney navigate their relationship with government officials, re-think safety measures at their parks and properties, and helped shape how they communicate with their employees, customers, shareholders about their efforts. Along with Disney, Bossert has been advising dozens of Fortune 500 companies, several of the nation’s largest university systems, countless government entities and officials (including Dr. Anthony Fauci) on how to think about reopening, what to expect, and how to move forward in a way that works for everyone.

Having served under Presidents Bush and Trump, as the former chief advisor on global health security, cybersecurity, homeland security, and counterterrorism, and having written the book on the nation’s response to a global pandemic, Bossert has become a go-to voice on the business, industry, and government response to the coronavirus, thanks to his deeply insightful and in-depth analysis. Having penned widely-read op-eds for both ABC News, "In coronavirus response, we only get 2 strikes," and in The Washington Post, "It's now or never for the U.S. if it hopes to keep coronavirus from burning out of control."

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<p>Tom Bossert illuminates a path to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic </p>

Tom Bossert illuminates a path to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic 

Former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor under President Trump TOM BOSSERT has become a go-to voice on the government response to the coronavirus, thanks to his insightful and in-depth analysis. Having penned widely-read op-eds for both ABC News, "In coronavirus response, we only get 2 strikes," and in The Washington Post, "It's now or never for the U.S. if it hopes to keep coronavirus from burning out of control," Bossert's analysis has made headlines in virtually every major media outlet.  As President Trump's former chief advisor on cybersecurity, homeland security, counterterrorism, and global health security, he has an insider's view of this administration's decision-making, and unprecedented first-hand experience. A leading voice on U.S. cybersecurity operations and policy for over a decade, Bossert served as Deputy Homeland Security Advisor under President George W. Bush, and worked as a lawyer and risk management consultant in private practice. He currently serves as Chief Strategy Advisor at Trinity Cyber, a firm which offers proactive threat interference, and is a National Security Analyst for ABC News. Sought-out to speak at elite organization's nationwide, his 2017 talk at the Aspen Security Conference "The Next Pandemic," offered prescient insight into efforts to improve the U.S. bio-defense strategy as he predicted the next devastating pandemic. 

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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 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.