Richard StiennonRichard Stiennon, security expert and industry analyst, is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and founder of IT-Harvest, an independent analyst firm that researches the 1,200 IT security vendors. He was formerly chief marketing officer for Fortinet, VP of threat research at Webroot Software and VP Research at Gartner, where he covered security topics including firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, security consulting and managed security services. He is a holder of Gartner’s Thought Leadership award and was named “One of the 50 most powerful people in Networking” by Network World Magazine.
Linda MusthalerLinda Musthaler is a principal analyst with Essential Solutions Corp. She is a 30-year veteran of the IT industry. Linda has been a regular contributor to Network World magazine for nearly two decades, writing a regular opinion column as well as in-depth feature stories. She currently writes the weekly electronic newsletter Network World IT Best Practices, which has more than 30,000 subscribers worldwide. Over the years, Linda has written for numerous business and IT industry journals. Through Network World she has published buyer’s guides which analyze the markets for various business technologies and assist buyers in identifying the issues and trends that affect their purchase decisions.
Linda has worked many different aspects of the computing industry. She started as a computer programmer and has held positions in end user support, systems administration, network implementation, software sales, product evaluations, business requirements analysis, and product and event marketing.
Brian MusthalerBrian Musthaler is a principal consultant with Essential Solutions Corp. He directs the firm’s evaluations and analysis of enterprise applications, with a particular focus on security and compliance tools. Brian has wide-ranging strategic and tactical expertise in internal controls assessment; business process design, implementation and improvement; and aligning IT strategic plans with corporate goals and objectives. Brian shares his insights as a contributing writer for the Network World IT Best Practices newsletter which is distributed to more than 30,000 subscribers worldwide.
Anthony M. FreedAnthony M. Freed is an information security journalist and editor who has authored numerous feature articles, interviews and investigative reports which have been sourced and cited by dozens of major media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, The Register, Financial Times of London, MSNBC, Fox News, PC/IT/Computer/Tech World, eWeek, SC Magazine, CSO Magazine, Federal News Radio, The Herald-Tribune, Naked Security, and many more. Anthony was the Managing Editor of Infosec Island, an online community designed for IT and network professionals who manage security, risk and compliance issues.
Anton FerreiraAnton Ferreira is a copy editor and writer who has covered wars, economies, crime and politics around the world. He worked for Reuters for nearly 25 years in Hong Kong, the Middle East, South Africa, Latin America and the US, including long-term assignments in Washington, D.C. and New York City. He now focuses on cyber-security issues.