Former White House security advisor Richard A. Clarke chats about technology and national security. He was a special advisor to Bill Clinton on counter terrorism, then he worked for George W. Bush.
Clarke became a controversial figure when he published a scathing account of his time working for President Bush, Against All Enemies, in 2004.
In that book he accused Bush of ordering him to link the 9/11 attacks in the US to Iraq, and says his warnings about Al Qaeda's intention to attack the United States went unheeded.
Between 2001 and 2003, he was also George W. Bush's cyber security tsar. If you want a run down on national security aspects of technology, Clarke is extremely well qualified.
His most recent book, Breakpoint, is a fictional thriller which explores the impact current and emerging technologies are having on national security. This special Easter edition of Risky Business is now available for download now thanks to our sponsor Cybertrust and our hosting partner Vigabyte. Our regular guests aren't along this week -- they were all on a break on Monday, which is when we record the show.