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Richard Stiennon, security expert and industry analyst, is known for shaking up the industry and providing actionable guidance to vendors and end users. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and is the founder of IT-Harvest, an independent analyst firm that researches the 1,200 IT security vendors. He was 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. He is a holder of Gartner’s Thought Leadership award and was named “One of the 50 most powerful people in Networking” by NetworkWorld Magazine.

Mr. Stiennon has presented in 26 countries on six continents. His speaking engagements have included:

  • AusCert 2010
  • RSA Conference 2009, 2010, 2011
  • 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.

Richard has written for Network World (IDG) and CIOUpdate (Jupiter Media) His blog was hosted by CNet for two years and is now syndicated to and

Richard earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He holds two patents. He is currently enrolled in the MA in War in the Modern World program at King's College, London.

For more information on any of the services provided by IT-Harvest or to schedule a call with an analyst contact Richard Montoya, Sales Director.

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