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Joseph Steinberg: CyberSecurity, Privacy, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Expert


Who Is Joseph Steinberg?

Joseph Steinberg serves as a cyber security expert witness, a cyber security board member, and a cyber security advisor to both businesses and governments around the world. He has led organizations within the cybersecurity industry for over 25 years, has been calculated to be one of the top 3 cybersecurity influencers worldwide, and has written books ranging from Cybersecurity for Dummies to the official study guide from which many Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) study for their certification exams in advanced cybersecurity management.

Known for offering keen insights and unique perspectives on cybersecurity, privacy, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the potential impact of technological developments on human society, Steinberg amassed millions of readers as a regular columnist for Forbes and Inc. magazines; today, his independent column receives millions of monthly views, making it one of the most read columns in the fields of cybersecurity and AI.

Steinberg has helped many organizations improve their management of cyber-risk, and has assisted attorneys achieve just compensation for parties wrongly harmed via cyberattacks. His opinions are also frequently cited in books, law journals, security publications, and general interest periodicals.

An expert at the intersection of cybersecurity, business, and law, Steinberg is one of only 28 people worldwide to hold the suite of advanced information security certifications, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, and CSSLP, indicating that he possesses a rare, robust knowledge of information security that is both broad and deep; his cybersecurity-related inventions are cited in well over 550 US patent filings. He is also a member of the Computer Crime & Digital Evidence Committee of The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

In addition to his primary work, Steinberg currently serves as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research think tank, as a cybersecurity expert member of Newsweek’s Expert Forum, and as an advisor to the WonderKey Collective nonprofit that provides technology and related resources to underserved and underfunded communities across the United States. Steinberg also presently serves on the Cybersecurity Advisory Council of CompTIA, the world’s largest technology trade association and its second-largest related certifying body.

Earlier in his career, Steinberg co-founded and served as the CEO of the cybersecurity firms, SecureMySocial and Green Armor Solutions, and served in several senior capacities at Whale Communications, which was acquired by Microsoft. Steinberg was named by NJBiz as one of New Jersey’s top businesspeople under the age of forty, and chaired the Financial Advisory Board for a New Jersey municipality which, at the time, had combined municipal and education budgets of approximately $150-Million dollars. He is an alumnus of NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Joseph Steinberg’s Primary Areas of Focus:

CyberSecurity – CyberSecurity, Internet Security, Trade Secret Theft, Patent and Other IP Issues, Privacy, Cyberwar, Cybercrime, etc.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Other Emerging Technologies – Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices, Blockchain, and Consumer Technology

The impact of technological developments on humans and human society – especially situations in which likely major sociological changes are being ignored

How can Joseph Steinberg help you?

As a CYBERSECURITY SPEAKER: Joseph Steinberg is an extremely entertaining and engaging public speaker who regularly delivers talks to businesses, governmental bodies, and other organizations about cybersecurity, digital crime, privacy, and evolving trends related to technology. He brings a wealth of broad and deep knowledge about information security, decades of experience analyzing the potential impact of technological developments on human society, and the great presentation skills of a professional media personality and entertainer. He offers amazing keynote addresses, and is also available for TV and other video appearances.

As a CYBERSECURITY EXPERT WITNESS: Steinberg is a star expert witness with a stellar record of helping attorneys win cases and achieve desirable settlements – in fact, on many occasions, he has helped attorneys deliver better results for their clients than the attorneys themselves initially expected  to be able to deliver! Steinberg’s years of experience as an expert witness, coupled with both his decades of distinguished experience in numerous areas of information security and related fields, and his stellar reputation as an objective, independent, and top-notch expert possessing strong oral and written communication skills, make him an ideal choice as an expert witness. He has written expert reports, been deposed, and testified in trials and hearings, as well as helped attorneys strategize and prepare for trial (serving as an expert consultant during cases’ discovery phase, for example), determine the merit of possible cases, and identify pieces of evidence that support expanded claims for increased damages. As the author of the book used by many CISOs to train for their certification exam, he is intimately familiar with best practices, industry standards, and various legal issues related to cybersecurity.

As a CYBERSECURITY BOARD MEMBER: As the author of the official textbook used by many CISOs to study for advanced certification in cybersecurity-management, and having served as a CEO and CISO for nearly two decades, Joseph Steinberg is highly qualified to help boards understand and oversee cyber-risk management, approve (or reject) cybersecurity policies, and verify regulatory compliance. In today’s world, for a Boards of Director to succeed in its mission, its members  must be able to understand how cybersecurity risks may impact their businesses’ operations or otherwise create significant exposures. Along similar lines, Boards must ensure that their management teams properly identify and address cyber risks.  Steinberg has a long history of successfully helping Directors and senior managers to do so.

As a CYBERSECURITY ADVISOR: Joseph Steinberg helps people succeed. He advises businesses and governmental bodies in numerous areas, based on his decades of experience serving as a CEO as well as leading diverse divisions of large technology companies. He has served on the advisory board of a wide variety of firms including the largest dedicated research firm in the cybersecurity industry, has helped a European technology company build a US operation and gain traction in the North American market, and assisted one of the largest technology training companies in the world expand its reach into new markets. Steinberg has also helped investors perform due diligence on potential deals, executives develop security strategies, business leaders achieve desirable results when facing serious regulatory challenges, and lawmakers understand potential challenges posed by various technological developments.

As a CYBERSECURITY AUTHOR: Joseph Steinberg helps organizations by writing thought leadership articles for them, and by helping guide them as they write their own materials. He has written over a thousand articles, columns, speeches and presentations, and has been a regular columnist covering cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and business at both Forbes and Inc. magazines. He is an author of four books on information security, ranging from the introductory-level Cybersecurity For Dummies to (ISC)2’s official textbook covering the material on its advanced security management (CISSP-ISSMP) exam used to certify Chief Information Security Officers.

As a CYBERSECURITY INFLUENCER: Joseph Steinberg leverages his experience and credibility to help firms grow their brand recognition and sales pipelines. He has been calculated to be one of the top 3 online cybersecurity influencers worldwide, as well as a top ranked expert on matters related to emerging technologies and associated trends.

Joseph Steinberg’s clients value him for his consistent commitment to excellence, integrity, and results that exceed expectations. He brings expertise grounded in decades of experience across a wide range of industries and organizations.

To view Google’s scholar page about him, please click: CyberSecurity Expert Joseph Steinberg’s Google Scholar Page.

Please Note: Joseph Steinberg does not make cryptocurrency investment recommendations. As such, beware any endorsements of any cryptocurrencies made by someone claiming to be Joseph Steinberg. Also, please be aware that while Joseph Steinberg is occasionally asked to provide security-related advice to projects leveraging blockchain technologies, his involvement with such projects is extremely limited – often consisting of no more than an hour of reviewing various technical documents and answering related questions. He obviously cannot, and does not, endorse anything based on such a severely limited scope of focus and a lack of insight into information that is critically important for making endorsements, such as familiarity with a project’s team, funding, actual execution to date, etc. It is important, therefore, that you do not interpret Joseph Steinberg’s having provided advice to any particular blockchain project as his having endorsed that project. In fact, as he has noted on multiple occasions, in some cases, his having reviewed materials about a project reinforced his skepticism about the relevant project, or even convinced him that the relevant project would fail.






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