I am a frequent speaker, writer, and blogger on IT security. I am the author of Surviving Cyber War, a book on the global rise of cyber conflict published in 2010 by Government Institutes, a division of Scarecrow Press. I am the founder and Chief Research Analyst of IT-Harvest. I cover the 1,200 security vendors that provide solutions for small businesses, enterprises, and government agencies.
AS a GLG Leader I am frequently engaged by the clients of Gerstan Lehrman Group to answer their questions on security technology and companies.
I have founded several small businesses and have held executive positions at Webroot Software and Fortinet Inc. I was VP Research for Gartner for four years and a Manager Technical Risk Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to that.
I travel internationally to address conferences and conduct seminars on rising Internet security threats. I write at ThreatChaos.com as well as contribute columns to Network World Magazine, and CIO Update. I am a contributing expert on security to Focus.com, an online resource for small to medium businesses.
I am a holder of Gartner's Thought Leadership Award for 2003. SCMagazine named me one of the Pioneers of the IT Industry in November, 2009.