Richard Clarke Quotes


25 Richard Clarke quotes:



"We want to provide the best possible entertainment for our fans and that means creating a winning team and maximizing their chances of success."
"You may not be aware but in government departments, no one does any work on Friday and most offices are deserted by 2.30pm. Consequently, the OBO team can rest assured they are not throwing sand in the over-oiled mechanism of the civil service."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"There's no iron law. But the law enforcement side, the intelligence side, will always want to eliminate the leadership."
"What people did when they were 18 or 21, I think that is pretty irrelevant. We have to recognize there are a couple of generations now who regarded marijuana use, while it's technically illegal, as nothing more serious than jaywalking."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: People Quotes
"The government is willing to be guided by the principle that it won't achieve IT security through regulation. Congress and the federal agencies should be discouraged from trying to craft IT regulation into law."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"I don't agree we've had a failure of intelligence. There's no basis for saying that,"
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"You cannot explain failure any more than you can argue with success."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"The real threat in Pakistan, is that someone on the inside, someone in the Pakistani military or intelligence service, might be cooperating with the terrorists. It has happened many times in Pakistan and it is very hard to protect against an inside threat."
"If you put all the unclassified information together, sometimes it adds up to something that ought to be classified."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: Information Quotes
"You should want the highest form of technology and security for your privacy information, and frankly, we don't have that today."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: Information Quotes
"What people did when they were 18 or 21, I think that is pretty irrelevant, ... We have to recognize there are a couple of generations now who regarded marijuana use, while it's technically illegal, as nothing more serious than jaywalking."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: People Quotes
"People downplay the importance of cyber-security, claiming that no one will ever die in a cyber-attack, but they're wrong. This is a serious threat."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: People Quotes
"The only new element in his statement is that they are planning an attack soon on the United States. Would he say that and risk being proved wrong, if he can't pull it off in a month or so?"
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: Planning Quotes
"I've talked to a lot of state directors of homeland security, state officials, mayors, heads of big companies, and they all say they don't take it seriously,"
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"They don't get good information from [Secretary] Tom Ridge and the Homeland Security people. There's very bad communication, very bad messaging."
"On behalf of President Bush, we invite your involvement in drafting a national plan for information technology security. We in this country continue to be targets, and we have to defend our cyberspace."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: Information Quotes
"People downplay the importance of cyber-security, claiming that no one will ever die in a cyber-attack, but they're wrong, ... This is a serious threat."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: People Quotes
"He probably doesn't have much of an operational capability left. But how much does it take? It took 19 people to do 9/11."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: People Quotes
"I don't believe that the IT industry can't solve that problem."
Author: Clarke Quotes Category: Believe Quotes
"Now he never said, 'Make it up,' ... But the entire conversation left me in absolutely no doubt that George Bush wanted me to come back with a report that said Iraq did this."



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