As a world-renowned author, lecturer, and information security architect, Winn Schwartau's vast
experience in the industry includes the creation and successful sale of his own company, American
Computer Security Inc. (ACSI, Inc.), 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.
Winn Schwartau thinks asymmetrically; some would say “Out of the Box”. If it’s originality in
thought, writing, presentations or training, call Winn. 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.