Joel Snyder is a Senior Partner at Opus One, a consulting firm, in Tucson, Arizona. He is
an internationally known expert in the area of telecommunications and networks, with an emphasis on
security. His Ph.D. thesis, from the University of Arizona's Department of Management
Information Systems, analyzed the development, use, and technologies of computer networks in the
former Soviet Union.
As a consultant with more than three decades of experience, Snyder has written compilers, data
management applications, conferencing systems, VLSI layout applications, firewalls, and network
software; designed and implemented information systems for clients as small as a two-person
brokerage house and as large as NASA; built network systems for clients on six continents; assisted
software and hardware vendors in design, review, architecture, development, and testing of
products; and served on ANSI, IEEE, ISO, and CCITT working groups developing
Snyder's clients include organizations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, including
enterprises, NGOs, and governments. As an author and trainer, Snyder has given keynote
speeches at conferences in the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has presented training
seminars to many clients, including both private and public agencies.
Snyder has written hundreds of articles, has been published in over a dozen different
journals and industry magazines in the US, UK, Russia, Germany, Australia, Portugal, Denmark,
Japan, Spain, Italy, and France.
His product testing work in network and telecommunications products is well known and
respected in the field, and his published reviews have received several awards for editorial
Dr. Snyder has also written three books and edited two journals.