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President at Secure Mentem
Ira Winkler is president of Secure Mentem, which creates custom security awareness programs. The author of several books, including "Advanced Persistent Security,""Spies Among Us" and "Corporate Espionage," he is also a columnist for ComputerWorld and contributes to a number of other industry publications. Winkler began his career at the National Security Agency, then moved on to support other U.S. and overseas government military and intelligence agencies. After leaving government service, he went on to serve as president of the Internet Security Advisors Group, chief security strategist at HP Consulting, and director of technology of the National Computer Security Association. He was recently elected the international president of the Information Systems Security Association.