Paul Goldenberg of Cardinal Point Strategies and Senior Fellow at Rutgers University Miller Center Named Among the 2020 Most Influential Persons in National Security.

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Decorated Transnational Security Leader Lauded for His Work in North America and Europe. The Most Influential People in Security 2020

Paul Goldenberg, Chairman and President of Cardinal Point Strategies, Senior Fellow at Rutgers University Miller Center and Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Transnational Security at University of Ottawa has been named one of America’s Most Influential Persons in Security by Security magazine, the industry’s foremost publication. Each year this leading voice in the security industry honors top security executives, nominated by their colleagues and associates, who are positively impacting the security industry, their enterprise, their colleagues and their peers.

“I am truly honored and humbled to be recognized among the most influential group of security executives of 2020,” Goldenberg said. “2020 has indeed tested our nation’s endurance and fortitude. In this new paradigm, security and law enforcement professionals will need to focus more on programs that promote civility, endurance, prevention, and resiliency."

Since 2013, Goldenberg has been a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), serving at the request of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Through his work as a member of the HSAC, he has played a key role in setting domestic and international policy for the legislation and investigation of domestic terrorism, insider threat, countering violent extremism, information sharing, cybersecurity policy and launching public-private partnerships across the world.

In addition, Goldenberg has served as chair or co-chair of several critical DHS subcommittees: National Cybersecurity Task Force; Faith-based Security Advisory and Communications Council; Foreign Fighters Task Force; Countering Violent Extremism Working Group; Countering Foreign Influence Subcommittee; and the Prevention of Targeted Violence Against Faith Based Communities and Domestic Terrorism Subcommittee. Goldenberg currently co-chairs the US Department of Homeland Security National Task Force centered on Youth Radicalization and Violence.

"Paul Goldenberg's unparalleled, and frankly, courageous experience on these exact matters made this report possible. Without Paul's leadership we could not have completed this report which has the personal attention of the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, as well as that of the US Congress. He continues to be a vital actor in defending the very finest of American values," said Four-Star General John Allen (ret.) – President, The Brookings Institution.

In the wake of Europe’s recent terror attacks, working with Rutgers University, Goldenberg advised leaders across Europe to help build capacity between targeted communities and national police. To that end, Goldenberg and former Attorney General of New Jersey John Farmer, Executive Director of the Eagleton Institute, responded to cities across Europe to facilitate the project. “Paul has worked tirelessly for decades to improve the culture of police-community relations, realizing that safety and security depend on a healthy relationship between law enforcement and the communities it serves. His work has never been more timely or important,” Farmer said.

Dr. Amir Rostami, Office of the Commissioner and Chief Superintendent, Stockholm Police, commented, “when Sweden was plagued with record targeted violence attacks from extremists and gangs, we knew of Paul’s work on the ground in Europe and asked him to lead a distinguished team of experts from Rutgers University, the New Jersey State Police, ATF, and DHS. Paul led the team that rapidly deployed to trouble spots across Sweden, working with us to build and strengthen our anti-violence programs”

Goldenberg’s career also included more than two decades as a senior law enforcement official of the New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office. He also served as director of the nation’s sixth largest county social service and juvenile justice system, and as a police executive who led investigation efforts for significant cases of domestic terrorism, political corruption, and organized crime. Throughout the early 1980’s, Goldenberg served as special agent in a long-term undercover role as part of the renowned South Florida Organized Crime Task Force. After a four-year undercover assignment, his accomplishments included 100 felony arrests, the breakup of a major organized crime cartel, and the recovery of millions of dollars in stolen property. For his efforts, Goldenberg was selected as recipient of South Florida’s single most distinguished policing decoration: Officer of the Year.

Goldenberg leads Cardinal Point Strategies and CP Insights, a strategic advisory and public policy consulting firm specializing in homeland security, law enforcement and public safety matters. CPS is a consortium of highly regarded experts who offer innovative solutions to crisis management, cutting-edge programs to mitigate risk and improve outcomes, and proactive strategies that deliver the desired results. Goldenberg appears regularly before congress, participates in congressional briefings, and has authored expertise reports on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security and other public safety organizations on matters of global security and public safety.

For more information on Paul Goldenberg, visit CardinalPointStrategies.com. To review the complete list of 2020 Most Influential People in Security visit securitymagazine.com.

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