It was the early 90's, WIRED magazine had just launched, extolling the techno-anarchism utopia of the emerging internet. While our moderator for this event, Brandon Dunlap, was just a young security engineer, tracing data flows in Visio, Winn Schwartau was busy briefing 3 letter agencies and politicians around the world on the threat of Information Warfare. Brandon had just picked up his book of the same name in 1995 at the Border's in Tysons Corner, VA (likely with the latest issue of WIRED) and it changed his entire outlook on our profession. Despite working in the shadow of the beltway, Brandon was oblivious to the types of conversations Winn was having with the Military Industrial Complex, but the message wasn't lost.
On May 9, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET, we are delighted to invite you into a conversation between Brandon & Winn as we check in on Winn’s dire predictions against the current backdrop of global conflict, social media disinformation and citizen privacy concerns.