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Steve Hunt has been called the world's most influential security analyst. His 24-year career has spanned the breadth of the security industry: physical, homeland, corporate, and data security. He has spent much of his career identifying trends and best practices while working with hundreds of end-user organizations to solve practical and strategic problems related to security. Steve serves on several security technology company boards, advises all security trade associations, and is a consultant to many of the world's largest corporations.

From 1998 to 2005, Steve led the security research teams of Forrester Research and Giga Information Group, and founded the research firm 4A International. Before joining Giga, he served as technical director to an Israeli security company's 20 worldwide channels and resellers. Previously, Steve worked as a consultant to Chicago's financial community.

Throughout the 1980s, he implemented and designed security for facilities, including physical access control systems, disaster recovery, alarms, and surveillance.

Steve appears as a security analyst on CNBC, Fox News, CNN, and other news networks. His analysis appears frequently in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times, Business Week, and other global publications and trade magazines. He also gives roughly 20 keynote speeches annually on emerging trends for business and security conferences around the world.

Steve’s diverse background and deep involvement in security lends a fresh, and uniquely-informed perspective on the industry and gives him special insight into the security market.