Anne C. Bader, Principal Bader Resources, LLC

Anne C. Bader is a Washington, DC-based nongovernmental executive and consultant with more than 30 years experience in public affairs, fund raising and project management with a particular record of success in leading innovative international programs and for building multi-stakeholder networks. The International Cybersecurity Dialogue is dedicated to bridging the gap between policy makers and security technologists in government, business and academe. She also serves as Senior Associate Fellow, The Institute for Statecraft, London.

Recently, she spent 10 days on a US State Department Cyber Speaker Tour of Serbia and as a US government speaker at Infofest, a regional cyber conference in Montenegro.  Previous programs include the Resilience to Crises Programme with the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom in partnership with NATO in Prague, Belgrade, Paris and London; TRUST, (Together Reducing Unsafe Tools of War) in Ukraine, Albania, Serbia, Belgium and the United States to promote good governance and defense reform through the Partnership for Peace Trust Fund; and the Partnership for Peace (PfP) NGO network throughout countries of the former Soviet Union with the Special Advisor, Secretary General NATO.

Previously, Mrs. Bader served as Senior Research Fellow and Director, Advanced Research Assessment Group, The Defence Academy of The United Kingdom; Visiting Programme Director, Wilton Park; Executive Vice President, The Fund for Peace; Vice President, the Atlantic Council of the United States; Vice President, Trinity College and Vice President, Business Executives for National Security all of Washington DC. She has been a reporter, editor and small business owner.

NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer presented her with certificate of appreciation in 2005 for the creation of the NATO PfP TRUST strategic communications campaign for demilitarization and defense reform in the Former Soviet Union. Other awards include honorary citizenship of Hungary in October, 1991 and a Ukraine Ministry of Defense civilian medal received shortly after the Orange Revolution.

Mrs. Bader is a graduate of Trinity University Washington and Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School of Washington DC. Her memberships include the National Press Club, Women in International Security and the Board of the Hungarian American Coalition.




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Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst IT-Harvest

Richard Stiennon is a security industry expert. He writes for Forbes and The Analyst Syndicate. in 205 he founded IT-Harvest, an independent analyst firm that researches  2,400 IT security vendors. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010).  He has also published UP and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence which has garnered enthusiastic reviews since its July, 2012 launch.  After completing his Masters in War in the Modern World at King’s College, he published There Will Be Cyberwar. It documents the rise of cyber attacks against military systems and predicts the outcome of future battles will be determined by the state of cyber preparedness of each side.

Security Yearbook 2020 is Stiennon’s latest project: a history and directory of the IT security industry. In it he tells the stories of the pioneers of the industry including Gil Shwed, founder of Check Point Software, David Cowan, architect of Versign, and others who contributed to the early days of the industry. The Directory lists all of the vendors in the IT security space. It launched to great acclaim at the RSA Conference 2020.

Stiennon was granted Gartner’s Thought Leadership award as VP Research where he covered security topics including firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, security consulting, and managed security services for the Security and Privacy group.

Stiennon is a sought after speaker at major security events. In 2016 he was invited to speak on the RSA TV stage in San Francisco. and has presented on security topics in 31 countries on six continents.

Named “One of the 50 most powerful people in Networking” by Network World Magazine, he was recently identified as a pioneer of security by SCMagazine. He was Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. the leading UTM vendor. Prior to that he was VP Threat Research at Webroot Software where he evangelized Webroot’s battle against adware and spyware vendors.

He represented Webroot at the Anti-Spyware Coalition in Washington DC, and assisted congressional staffers in formulating security legislation. He traveled extensively on behalf of Webroot and met with journalists and IT leaders throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He has presented at conferences and events in 31 countries and is widely quoted in the press.

Mr. Stiennon holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He holds two patents. He earned his MA in War in the Modern World, King’s College, London in 2014

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