Richard Power is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of Security, Intelligence and Risk. He is a Distinguished Fellow and the Director of Strategic Communications for CyLab. Power provides guidance in the areas of personnel security, cyber security, crisis management, terrorism, cyber crime and economic espionage to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies globally. He has conducted executive briefings and led professional training in over thirty countries.
Power is also a trusted journalist, an acclaimed author and speaker, and has been quoted in world news media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters and Associated Press, and interviewed on broadcast media including CNN, PBS, NPR, and BBC.
Power is the author of five books, including Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost: Preventing Economic Espionage & Intellectual Property Theft in the 21st Century (Elsevier 2008), which he co-authored with Christopher Burgess of Cisco Systems, and Tangled Web: Tales of Digital Crime from the Shadows of Cyberspace (Macmillan/Que 2000).
He also writes bi-monthly features for CSO Magazine, and serves as a member of CSO's Technical Advisory Board.
Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon CyLab, as a Distinguished Fellow, Power served as Director of Security Management and Security Intelligence for the Global Security Office (GSO) of Deloitte Touche Tomatsu from 2002 to 2005.
Power was instrumental in the creation of Deloitte's Global Security Office (GSO). During his time at Deloitte, GSO evolved from an idea into a fully staffed, comprehensive program, with 24x7 operational capabilities and global reach. His areas of responsibility included: intelligence, security organization, crisis management, travel security, policies, standards, awareness and education.
Prior to Deloitte, Power served as Editorial Director of the Computer Security Institute from 1994 to 2002. As CSI Editorial Director, Power made a significant contribution to research and debate on cyber crime, cyber security, economic espionage and related issues. During his time at CSI, Power conceived and directed the "CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey" (1995-2002), an annual study, conducted in conjunction with the FBI Computer Crime Squad. He also participated as an expert witness in U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee hearings on "Security in Cyberspace" in 1996.