Richard Stiennon is a leading security expert and industry analyst who is known for shaking up the industry and providing actionable guidance to vendors and end users.
He is the author of the thought provoking book "Surviving Cyber War" (Government Institutes).
He regularly contributes content to Infosec Island from his security blog ThreatChaos.com, and is the founder of IT-Harvest, an independent analyst firm that researches the 1,200 IT security vendors. He was previously Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. the leading UTM vendor.
Prior to that he was VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Before Webroot, Mr. Stiennon was VP Research at Gartner Inc. where he covered security topics including firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, security consulting, and managed security services for the Security and Privacy group.
Richard is a holder of Gartner's Thought Leadership award and was named "One of the 50 most powerful people in Networking" by NetworkWorld Magazine.
He has presented on topics in 26 countries on six continents, and his speaking engagements have included:
• FDIC 4th Annual Technology Conference.
• Gartner symposia in Orlando, Denver, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC, Cannes, Tokyo, Mexico City, Sao Palo, and Tel Aviv.
• Lectures at University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado.
• CIO Seminars in Mexico City, Bogota, China, Singapore, Australia, New York, Boston, Las Vegas, The Pentagon, Anchorage, ,Honolulu, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, and Sweden.
• Recent Advances in IDS, Case Western University. Mr. Stiennon has written for Network World (IDG) and CIOUpdate (Jupiter Media) His blog was hosted by CNet for two years and is still published by Network World.
Mr. Stiennon earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He holds two patents.