Michael Chertoff is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of The Chertoff Group, a global advisory services firm that applies security expertise, technology insights and policy intelligence to help clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth. In this role, he counsels global clients on how to effectively manage cyber risk while incorporating a proper mix of people, process, and technology to achieve their security goals. He serves on the board of directors of several security companies and is a frequent speaker on security and risk management issues. From 2005 to 2009, Mr Chertoff served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Earlier in his career, Mr Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. He is the author of the recently published book Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cybersecurity in the Digital Age.
Why is the far-right movement growing in popularity in Europe and in the U.S.? Are the reasons for these trends interrelated? What is the role of social media in propagating extreme right narrative in Europe and in the United States? How significant are international networks and connections in the world of right-wing extremism? What are the political reasons to employ the far-right narrative and what are the mechanisms that could be useful to counter this narrative?