As a world-renowned author, lecturer and information security architect, Winn Schwartau brings a lifetime of achievement and notoriety that few senior executives can ever hope to match. His vast experience in start-up companies included the creation and successful sale of his own company, American Computer Security (ACSI), which produced the first hardware encryption device for PCs in the late 1980s. Since then he has helped launch and has served on the boards of numerous highly successful information security companies.
Schwartau thinks asymmetrically, some would say “out of the box.” He balances his time between writing, lecturing, teaching and building corporate and national security-awareness programs, as well as consulting on cyber conflict and infowar to organizations and government agencies worldwide.
In addition to being called “the civilian architect of information warfare,” he is one of the most sought-after leading experts on information security, infrastructure protection and electronic privacy. In 2002, he was honored as a “Power Thinker” and one of the 50 most powerful people by Network World; he was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People for 2008 by Security Magazine and voted one of the Top 5 Security Thinkers for 2009 by SC Magazine.