Richard Stiennon

Richard Stiennon

Chief Strategy Officer, Blancco Technology Group

Richard Stiennon leads long-term strategic planning, product positioning, public affairs, analyst relations, joint ventures and industry partnerships. Many in the industry recognize him from his days as Vice President of Research at Gartner Inc. from 2000 to 2004, where he was awarded Gartner’s Thought Leadership Award in 2003. Richard has also written two thought-provoking books on the alarming state of cyber war and its impact on businesses, with his most recent book, There Will Be Cyberwar, named a Washington Post bestseller in April 2016. Considered to be one of the most prolific security thought leaders, he has spoken at more than 30 conferences across the globe, such as RSA, Privacy and Security Forum and DSS ITSEC. Richard is regularly featured in news publications, such as Forbes, Dark Reading, Infosecurity Magazine, Network World and BetaNews, where he shares his expert insights on data breaches, security regulations, data lifecycle management, cloud storage, mobile security and mobile device management.