Cyber Security: What’s at Stake and How to Stay Ahead
With his background in leadership and responsibility for global communication and data networks, Admiral Fallon explains the so called “cyber world” and the increasingly interdependent global information technology networks. He has extensive first hand experience with cyber crime and the efforts to combat it. He is currently Chairman of a cyber security company with unique insight into the challenges, which face our nation, corporations, and organizations that increasingly rely on information technology, which is little understood.
Admiral Fallon details the range of cyber actors from individual thrill seeking “hackers” to corporate sleuths to cyber criminals to state supported spies seeking the highest levels of national security access and manipulation. The very attributes that facilitate Internet options and utility are fundamental vulnerabilities, which can be exploited with potential grave harm to our daily routines. Dealing with this reality of technological advances should be of great interest to all. Find out why…
Leadership and Risk Management
The current turmoil in financial markets has sparked anxiety and concern among business leaders and households worldwide. Admiral Fallon shares his extensive experience with crises and risky situations, offering suggestions for coping with uncertainty and prescriptions for a more stable and secure future. Highlighting the necessity for strong leadership and vision, he talks about the roles of strategy, initiative, understanding the environment, attention to detail and working with people. Admiral Fallon explains the need for honest assessments and ways to identify and accept prudent risk. Illustrated by anecdotes and examples, his lifetime in positions of authority and responsibility and being held accountable for actions, is used to make a case for success when dealing with uncertainty.
Climate Change, Energy Independence, and National Security
An international debate has been raging about climate change, its causes, extent and impact. Admiral Fallon uses his global experience to illustrate changes in our environment and discuss the implications of climate change in our lives. Focusing on water as the essential common denominator for human existence, he pinpoints the impact of rising temperatures worldwide. The dependence of world economies on fossil fuel energy sources for electrical generation and transportation are driving the atmospheric increases in so called “greenhouse gases” and carbon particulates. Admiral Fallon will relate these factors to the need for a national energy policy and smart use of carbon and renewable energy sources. All of these factors have significant implications for national security. Admiral Fallon will tie them together in an anecdote rich and compelling case for attention to our environment.
The U.S. Military Today: Expanding Security in a Troubled World
Four decades in uniform and involvement in almost every military action and crisis since Vietnam have afforded Admiral Fallon a unique experience and perspective on our military and the roles and missions it shoulders around the world. Shaped by combat experience in four conflicts and extensive engagement with complex issues in readiness, training and the employment of military personnel, he understands and explains the state of our forces today. Admiral Fallon, as the U.S. commander in both Central Command, with responsibility for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Pacific Command, directing military actions in the Asia-Pacific area, has strong views about the value and use of our service personnel. His recent experience in most of the world’s troubled spots, have convinced him of the necessity for a strong military guided by smart, well reasoned policy decisions in Washington.
America's Changing Role in a New World
Admiral Fallon offers strongly held views about the values and opportunities of U.S. leadership in the world. The U.S., as sole world superpower, has assumed huge responsibilities and finds itself heavily engaged in two ongoing conflicts and an erosion of support for our policies and interests worldwide. Challenged by terrorists and flagging support from key allies and partners, the nation still provides essential world leadership in political, economic and military spheres. Admiral Fallon believes that our country has a significant responsibility for leadership and the application of our peerless capabilities and blessings for the good of the world. He provides a view, honed by years of engagement with leaders from countries around the world, as well as extensive experience in Washington and in security and humanitarian crises, and the nation should continue to lead by example. He details opportunities and events in numerous anecdotes to support a position that people worldwide need and want our leadership and that this need merits our attention and engagement, certain risks notwithstanding.
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