Ira Winkler on How to Fight Pretexting

Q&A: A former Hewlett-Packard chief security strategist talks about how companies can combat the latest security and privacy threats. (

Ira Winkler, one of the nations leading computer security experts, is president of Internet Security Advisors Group, a security consultancy that specializes in vulnerability assessments and penetration testing services.

He also sits on the board of advisers at Securify, a computer monitoring and security company, and is the author of a number of books, including "Spies Among Us", which deals with business in the digital age.

Winkler is also a one-time intelligence and computer systems analyst at the National Security Agency, the former technology director at the International Computer Security Association, and the former chief security strategist at Hewlett-Packard, a post from which he resigned in 2004.

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