Winn Schwartau is one of the world's top experts and authors on security, privacy, infowar and cyber-terrorism. Provocative and challenging, his forte is making highly technical security subjects understandable, entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking to a broad audiences. He has many awards: in 2009, Top 20 Security Industry Pioneers; Top 25 Most Influential People for 2008 by Security magazine; Top 5 Security Thinkers for 2007 by SC magazine.
As Chief Research Officer for the SANS Institute, Johannes is currently responsible for the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) and the GIAC Gold program. He founded DShield.org in 2000, which is now the data collection engine behind the ISC. His work with the ISC has been widely recognized, and in 2004, Network World named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the networking industry. Prior to SANS, Johannes worked as a lead support engineer for a web development company and as a research physicist. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from SUNY Albany
Dan has been an attorney for over 15 years and is currently counsel to Qualcomm's incubator labs unit focusing on D2C opportunities in multimedia, education, wireless health, mobile cloud computing and more. Dan also serves as managing counsel to Qualcomm's D2C consumer electronics unit focusing on location based services and personal health and fitness. Dan's legal practice emphasis is on complex high technology transactions, licensing, distribution, advertising, marketing and litigation.