In government, academia, journalism, and the private sector, Juliette Kayyem has served as a national leader in America’s homeland security efforts. Juliette is the CEO and Co – Founder of Grip Mobility and the primary consultant of Kayyem Solutions, LLC.

About Me

Juliette is currently the Senior Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is Faculty Director of the Homeland Security Project and Security and Global Health Project. 

She presently serves as a CNN National Security Analyst as well as CEO and Co – Founder of Grip Mobility, a technology company looking to provide transparency in the rideshare industry. She has spent over 20 years managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government. Most recently, Juliette was President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. Kayyem is the author of Security Mom, a memoir that explores the intersection, and commonalities, of her life in homeland security and her life as a mother.




Featured Services

Business Coaching and Preparedness Planning

We provide strategic and operational advice in resiliency planning, risk management, mega-event security, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity business coaching and consulting.

Strategic and Operational Security Advising

Leadership Training

Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity

Our Clients

Companies that we have served include AirBnB, Zemcar, UPS’ Americans for Securing All Packages, Evolv, and Fortune 100 retail and financial companies. 


Sport Leagues

Finance and Retail


My Expertise


Juliette serves as a CNN National Security Analyst and occasionally has opinion pieces at CNN.com.

This page features her current CNN clips as well as archives from the last several years.


As the Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security at Harvard Kennedy School.

She is currently leading the Homeland Security Project, a new initiative of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

“I am so often asked: “Are we safe?” This question has plagued me for my entire career. It has been asked by family and friends, students and scholars, news anchors and government officials.”

Featured Content

  • PODCAST: Talk Feds - G20-20 Vision: Bringing the Good China to the Table (11/03/21)
  • PODCAST: Trending Globally – Politics & Policy: Extreme Weather is Getting Worse. How Do We Learn to Live With It? (10/6/21)
  • ARTICLE: The Brown Daily Herald – “‘Less bad is a good standard’: Watson Institute hosts Juliette Kayyem” (9/20/21)
  • ARTICLE: The Atlantic - "Vaccine Refusers Don’t Get to Dictate Terms Anymore" (8/29/21)
  • AUDIO: NPR - "Restricting Air Travel Would Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations, Expert Says" (8/25/21)
  • ARTICLE: The Atlantic - "Unvaccinated People Need to Bear the Burden" (8/3/21)

Speaking Engagements

Juliette has served as a keynote speaker for conferences with both national and international audiences.

She can cater the subject matter to best fit her client’s needs regarding her expertise including crisis leadership, disaster management, homeland security, cybersecurity, and event planning.

Featured Book

“Security Mom”

In “a lively debut…[with] plenty of enthusiastic ‘can-do’ advice” (Publishers Weekly), a Homeland Security advisor and a Pulitzer Prize–nominated columnist—and mother of three—delivers a timely message about American security: it begins at home.

Security Mom is modern tale about the highs and lows of having-it-all parenthood and a candid, sometimes shocking, behind-the-scenes look inside the high-stakes world of national security. In her signature refreshing style, Juliette reveals how she came to learn that homeland security is not simply about tragedy and terror; it is about us as parents and neighbors, and what we can do every day to keep each other strong and safe. From stocking up on coloring books to stashing duplicate copies of valuable papers out of state, Juliette’s wisdom does more than just prepare us to survive in an age of mayhem—it empowers us to thrive. “You got this,” Juliette tells her readers, providing accessible advice about how we all can better prepare ourselves for a world of risks.

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