Dan Geer, In-Q-Tel

Anyone who has ever had a single
conversation with Dan, or even seen him speak, will understand
immediately why he’s on this list. Dan’s as smart as they come (he has
a Ph.D. in biostatistics!) and his widely varied background gives him a
truly unique perspective on security issues. His talks and answers to
questions rarely even mention technology, and his advocacy of better
application of the scientific method to the practice of security has
helped spawn an entire movement inside the industry.

Anyone who has ever had a single
conversation with Dan, or even seen him speak, will understand
immediately why he’s on this list. Dan’s as smart as they come (he has
a Ph.D. in biostatistics!) and his widely varied background gives him a
truly unique perspective on security issues. His talks and answers to
questions rarely even mention technology, and his advocacy of better
application of the scientific method to the practice of security has
helped spawn an entire movement inside the industry. I once called Dan “the dean of the security deep-thinkers’ set” and that doesn’t seem to even do his stature in the security community justice.

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