Bad Hackers Turned Good Get Top Spot

Winn was featured in an article for Bloomberg about the newest development in the hiring process for high-profile companies: “scouring hackathons.” “We need to find a way to allow the most skilled people in the world to land a job, instead of going to work for the mob,” said Winn Schwartau, a security consultant in Nashville, Tennessee, …

IT Admins Gone Wild!

Winn has been featured in an article at InfoWorld titled “IT Admins Gone Wild: 5 Rogues to Watch Out For.” Years of experience in the security world allowed him to add a real-life situation to the mix. Winn Schwartau, chairman of smartphone security company Mobile Active Defense, says he was doing independent consulting for a financial services …

Ringing Alarms About Smartphone Vulnerabilities

When there are as many as 20 billion mobile devices in the world, what do we do about the bad guys? Winn has some ideas, which he shared at the Air Force Association’s CyberFutures symposium. There are more than 500,000 software applications available from name brand “app stores” but most are not properly vetted, he said, noting that more than …

Securing the Enterprise Against Smartphones

In light of the conclusion of the 2011 RSA Conference, Streaming Media‘s Tim Siglin has written an article about a topic that was discussed hotly there: the security concerns involved with using smartphones (and other devices) on an enterprise network. Winn has something to say about that! Representing Mobile Active Defense as the company’s …

6 Enterprise Security Leaks

Many corporations feel confident in their security measures, but more often than not, “security holes” are left open for the bad guys to sneak in. John Brandon has listed 6 of the biggest security leaks found in companies for ARN, and enlisted Winn to help explain a couple of them. P2P networks just won’t go away. In a large company, …

5 Reasons IT Pros Should Be Paranoid

Over at InfoWorld, Dan Tynan compiled a list of reasons why IT professionals should be paranoid (as if they didn’t have enough reasons already!). Winn talked with him about the risk of mobile devices. “Mobile devices are coming at us faster than any technology since the rock,” says Winn Schwartau, chairman of the board for Mobile Application …

10 Bizarre-but-True Ways Your Home is Susceptible to Hackers

John Brandon has written a brilliant article for Fox News about the myriad ways that hackers can get into your home. Winn offered his input for several items on the list of ten. 2. They Can Steal Your Printer Security consultant Winn Schwartau says you need to literally tie down your printer. Now. The expert from The Security Awareness Company says …

Guide to Enterprise Wireless LAN Systems

NetworkWorld put together a handy guide to enterprise wireless LANs for PCWorld, and asked Winn for his input. Security consultant Winn Schwartau likes to tell how his then-12-year-old son used a Windows-based Palm Treo to wirelessly eavesdrop on business executives using laptops or PDAs on an airport or other public Wi-Fi net. He routinely collected …