Richard Stiennon is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Rowman&Littlefield, 2010) and UP and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence (IT-Harvest Press, 2012). There Will Be Cyberwar, is a revelation of the vulnerabilities in the Internet of Military Things. It became a Washington Post Best Seller in April, 2016. In 2018 he published Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO's Journey which tracks the stories of 16 pioneers as they built their cloud-first strategies for IT. He recently wrote and published Security Yearbook 2020: A History and Directory of the IT Security Industry.

Stiennon is an industry analyst who not only covers the IT security space but has spent a lot of time investigating the technology research business. His 27 years of tech experience, first as the founder of RustNet, an ISP in Michigan, as an ethical hacker for PricewaterhouseCoopers, then as an analyst, and as an executive at several technology firms, has given him a broad perspective in how the world of tech works.

Stiennon was named one of the "50 Most Powerful People in Networking" by Network World Magazine. He has 66,000 followers on Twitter @cyberwar. He earned his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and an MA in War in the Modern World from King's College, London in 2014.