General Michael Hayden and Sir John Scarlett


Friday, January 19, 2018

General Michael Hayden and Sir John Scarlett

This elite intelligence duo share insights on cyber security and geopolitical hot spots of the world. 

Former Director of the CIA and NSA

Retired four-star General Michael Hayden is the former director of the CIA and the NSA and the author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. As head of the country’s top intelligence agencies, he was on the front line of global change, the war on terrorism and the growing cyber challenge. He understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards of the political, economic, and security situations facing us. Hayden dissects political situations in hot spots around the world, analyzing the tumultuous global environment and what it all means for Americans and America’s interests. He speaks on the delicate balance between liberty and security in intelligence work, as well the potential benefits and dangers associated with the cyber domain.

Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6)

Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE served as chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6) from 2004 to 2009. He joined SIS in 1971, and over the next 20 years served in Nairobi, Paris, and twice in Moscow, as well as several assignments in London covering the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. His second time in Moscow (1991-1994) coincided with the end of the Soviet Union and the early years of the Russian Federation. In 2001 he retired from SIS on appointment as chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) in the Cabinet Office. He rejoined SIS as head of the service in 2004.