Speakers & Panelists

Shining Stars of the Security Industry

CyberEdge is a speakers bureau for many of the security industry’s shining stars. We offer speakers and panelists for a variety of in-person and virtual events, including:

  • Industry conferences
  • Customer conferences
  • Customer advisory board events
  • Regional events
  • Special events
  • Sales kick-offs
  • Webinars
  • Virtual summits

Featured Speakers

Steve Piper
CEO & Chief Analyst, CyberEdge Group
Steve Piper
CEO & Chief Analyst, CyberEdge Group

Steve Piper is an IT security author, analyst, instructor, and consultant, with over 30 years of IT industry experience and a solid track record of success. As CEO of CyberEdge, Steve oversees the company’s sales, marketing, and consulting operations functions while also serving as Chief Analyst for CyberEdge’s custom research offerings, including the award-winning annual Cyberthreat Defense Report.

Steve is passionate about the security industry. He holds a CISSP certification from ISC2 and has authored more than a dozen books on information security topics. As a member of the Forbes Technology Council, he contributes articles for Forbes’ readership on cybersecurity topics of the day.

A frequent speaker on security topics, Steve has earned B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from George Mason University.

Jon Friedman
Sr. Research Analyst, CyberEdge Group
Jon Friedman
Sr. Research Analyst, CyberEdge Group

Jon Friedman has over 30 years of marketing experience with software, computer, and IT services companies. As a Managing Consultant at CyberEdge, he oversees a variety of client projects featuring multiple CyberEdge consultants, while also serving as the primary consultant for content creation, custom research, and publishing projects. As a Sr. Research Analyst, Jon is co-author of CyberEdge’s award-winning Cyberthreat Defense Report and other single- and multi-vendor survey reports.

Prior to CyberEdge, Jon held a variety of product marketing, product management, and competitive analysis positions at both start-ups and global Fortune 500 companies, including Fiberlink Communications, Astaro, Nortel Networks, Wang Software, and Unisys.

Jon has spoken at security conferences and has been published in numerous IT industry periodicals. He contributes to industry organizations, having served on the board of directors of Agile New England and the ASP Industry Consortium. He has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Richard Stiennon
Chief Research Analyst, IT-Harvest
Richard Stiennon
Chief Research Analyst, IT-Harvest

Richard Stiennon is widely regarded as a pillar of the IT security industry with over 30 years of experience. Richard is the Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 3,700+ vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 32 countries on six continents. He was a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar and There Will Be Cyberwar, a Washington Post best seller.

Richard was previously Chief Strategy Officer for Blancco Technology Group, the Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, and Vice President of Threat Research at Webroot (acquired by OpenText). Prior to that, he was VP of Research at Gartner. He holds a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.A. degree in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London.

The CyberEdge Advantage

  • 100% dedicated to serving IT security vendors
  • More cost-effective than traditional speakers bureaus
  • Security experts on virtually any topic
  • Personable speakers who will engage your audience
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