Security Expert Launches

Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, announces the launch of

Birmingham, MI, November 08, 2008 --( Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst with IT-Harvest, the leading independent IT Security Research Firm, has re-launched This site is one of the first stand alone IT security blogs started by Stiennon when he was VP of Threat Research for Webroot Software, Inc. an anti-spyware company.

The just launched site,, is now host to Stiennon’s daily blog postings as well as original news stories. Stiennon continues his crusade of bringing the emerging threat landscape to the attention of IT executives so that they may be better prepared for what is ahead. Cyber crime, hacking by state sponsored organizations, and cyber warfare are among the topics covered. Stiennon is known for his non-conformist stances on many issues including attacks on ineffective technologies and practices. He makes annual predictions on new threats, many of which have come to be.

Recent Blog topics have included:
“A letter to President Obama, dated November 3,2008”
“Twitter Squatting”
“DHS discovers the challenge of creating a collaborative social network”

Industry topics include firewalls, Unified Threat Management (UTM), Intrusion Prevention (IPS), perimeter defense, Secure Network Fabric (SNF), access controls, SEIM (Security Event Information Management), NAC (Network Access Control), host protection, and Data Leak Prevention (DLP). is a destination site for those that follow security threats, news, and analysis. It will host frequently updated video programming and will incorporate aspects of social networking to build and retain readership.

About Richard Stiennon. Stiennon is a respected writer, speaker, and strategist in the IT security industry. His most recent position was Chief Marketing officer for Fortinet, the enterprise UTM vendor ($200 million annual revenue). Before founding IT-Harvest he was VP Threat Research for Webroot Software which he joined from Gartner, Inc. where he was VP Research in their security and privacy practice for four years. While at Gartner Stiennon was named one of the 50 most Powerful People in Networking by Network World and received the rare Gartner Thought Leadership Award.

About IT-Harvest. IT-Harvest was founded in 2006 to be the only analyst firm focused on the security industry. The IT-Harvest database of security vendors is used to create reports on changes and directions in the frothiest segment of information technology. Based in Birmingham, Michigan, IT-Harvest has clients on three continents. For more information visit Vendor briefings may scheduled by contacting

Contact Richard Stiennon at or follow him at

Karen Ethier