The Devil Never Sleeps

Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters

Available in hardcover, ebook and audiobook.

About Me

Professor Juliette Kayyem is currently the faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects at Harvard & Kennedy School of Government.

She was named Inc. Magazine’s top 100 Female Founders in 2019 and received the Lifetime Achievement Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in 2023.




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

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

  • VIDEO: Amanpour and Company - “The government isn't ready for the violence Trump might unleash” (04/11/24)
  • ARTICLE The Atlantic - “The Government Isn’t Ready for the Violence Trump Might Unleash” (04/07/24)
  • VIDEO: Atlantic LIVE - “Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency” (04/04/24)
  • ARTICLE: The Atlantic - “The Aftermath of the Baltimore Bridge Collapse” (03/26/24)
  • ARTICLE: The Atlantic - “The U.S. Health System’s Single Point of Failure” (03/06/24)
  • WEBCAST: EEI International Programs – “On-Demand: Influential Minds — “The Devil Never Sleeps” with Juliette Kayyem” (03/13/24)
  • VIDEO: Harvard Law School – “HLS Beyond presents: Why I Changed My Mind 2024” (03/11/24)
  • VIDEO: APB Speakers – Juliette Kayyem’s Hot Takes on AT&T Outage, AI, and Security” (03/06/24)
  • PODCAST: Podcast with Stewart Foley, CFA – “Today’s Risk Environment” (10/30/23)
  • INTERVIEW: The Harvard Gazette “‘Governor, I don’t know what’s going on, but there are body parts all over the street’” (4/14/23)

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 Books

“The Devil Never Sleeps”

Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters

An urgent, transformative guide to dealing with disasters from one of today’s foremost thinkers in crisis management

Filled with personal anecdotes and real-life examples from natural disasters like the California wildfires to man-made ones like the Boeing 737 MAX crisis, The Devil Never Sleeps is a guide for governments, businesses, and individuals alike on how to alter our thinking so that we can develop effective strategies in the face of perpetual catastrophe.

“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. 

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