30 years in high-tech industries

Slate Of New Product Offerings Marks Rebirth Of SonicWall

SonicWall announced an array of new products and services to kick off its rebirth and reclaim its former glory.
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Who’s taking malware seriously? SonicWall’s CEO has the answers

The cyber security landscape is changing as both sides of the table adopt emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to take the other down.
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SMBs Need Layered Security to Defend Their Businesses

CEO Outlook: 5 Questions on 2019

Conner talks with CRN about five key questions for 2019.
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New Law Aids SMBs in Combating Cybersecurity Risks

The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act will provide a central source of user-friendly information to help SMBs with cybersecurity.
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CEO Spotlight: Bill Conner, CEO, SonicWall

Two cybersecurity policies, one clear new objective

In the wake of countless cyberattacks, two federal cybersecurity policies are providing much-needed guidance to improve the defense of our nation’s cyber infrastructure, networks and data, setting a clear roadmap on how we can best protect the country.
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Congress Passes Bill Creating Cybersecurity Agency at DHS

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that creates a new cybersecurity agency at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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13 Tech Experts Share What Facebook Should Do Post-Data Breach

Privacy Problems for FANG Companies Might Beget M&A Action in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity concerns could provoke acquisition action in Silicon Valley.
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Facebook hack: How attackers stole the personal data of almost 30 million users

Chart of the Day: Google Plus Never Got Off the Ground

Google Plus' failure might have saved its parent from a bigger headache.
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Hackers compromise Facebook users’ security

“A leader has to be passionate about their work be able to motivate their teams to be equally passionate”

A leader has to be someone who is passionate about their work, and is able to motivate their teams to be equally passionate. Goals are much easier to meet when people within an organization are inspired. This is something that not only benefits the bottom line but also benefits each team member who took part in accomplishing the goal.
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“Unprecedented” Russian cyberattacks announcement is just the start – and businesses should be prepared

The UK government’s announcement that the Russian military intelligence service GRU is behind a string of cyberattacks has rocked the world of politics. But with Russian cyberattacks unlikely to slow in pace and seriousness, businesses need to take note.
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UK and allies accuse Russia of cyber attack campaign

The UK National Cyber Security Centre has identified a campaign by the Russian military intelligence service of “indiscriminate and reckless” cyber attacks
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The UK, US and Netherlands accuse Russia of cyber attacks

Betabot infostealer infections spreading in the wild, researchers say

Betabot malware has significantly evolved self-defence capabilities which is evading many corporate IT systems, experts say.
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Facebook Hack: People's Accounts Appear for Sale On Dark Web

Facebook Hack May Result in GDPR Penalty

Social Media Security: A Costly, but Worthy Cause for Shareholders

Security measures are no place to pinch pennies as regulators loom for social media giants.
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The 10 Most Admired CEOs To Watch 2018

SonicWall CEO Bill Conner featured on the cover story of the Insights Success 10 Most Admired CEOs To Watch 2018.
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2018 CRN Top 100 Executives List

SonicWall CEO Bill Conner named to CRN’s exclusive Top 100 Executives list for 2018. CRN’s annual Top 100 Executives list singles out the IT channel’s most effective CEOs — leaders who play an integral role in shaping the industry, whether by driving huge cultural shifts or forging innovative new routes to success.
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CEO World Awards 2018 – CEO of the Year (500-2,499 Employees), Silver Winner

Conner was honored for driving SonicWall to surpass financial objectives for six consecutive quarters since becoming independent from Dell.
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Managing Cybersecurity Policy, Compliance And Enforcement Across The Enterprise

Real-Time Cyber Threat Intelligence Is More Critical Than Ever

Ransomware tops malicious attack charts

Info Security Product Guide – 2018 CEO of the Year (500-2,499 Employees), Gold Winner

These global awards recognize cyber vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products, solutions and services that continue to raise the industry’s security standards.
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CRN 2017 Top Midmarket Vendor Executive

2017 SC Media 2017 Reboot Leadership Award to Bill Conner

SEC, Congress take steps toward cyber accountability and transparency

SonicWall CEO Bill Conner: 2017 Partner Milestones, 2018 Network Security Priorities

SonicWall CEO Bill Conner describes the security company's journey under new ownership, a pure channel partner strategy, accelerated R&D & more.
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Bill Conner named as Chairman of the Board of Comodo Certificate Authority

SonicWall CEO Bill Conner Named to CRN List Of Most Influential Security Executives

CRN presents its annual list of the 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2017. These executives have the vision, passion and fire to set the agenda for the channel and for the tech industry as a whole.
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CEO Bill Conner and SonicWall Team Named to CRN List of 25 Coolest Network Security Vendors

WESTBOROUGH, MA, MARCH 6, 2017 — As part of CRN’s annual Security 100 list, here are 25 network security vendors that are stepping up their game to meet continued needs for security around the network.
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Silent Circle Prepares for Next Stage of Growth in Secure Enterprise Communications Market

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, JUNE 18, 2016 — Silent Circle, a pioneer in the Enterprise Privacy Platform (EPP) market, today announced that CEO and President Bill Conner has resigned and is moving to an advisory role with the board and the company after driving the company’s successful transition to a global leader in secure, mobile communications software and services.
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Silent Circle Appoints Bill Conner CEO –
Former Entrust CEO, Nortel President Also Joins Board of Directors of Silent Circle, Blackphone

GENEVA – Silent Circle today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed F. William “Bill” Conner as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. As CEO of Silent Circle, Conner also joins the Board of Directors of Blackphone.
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SiriusXM’s Business Radio to Air Cybersecurity Special “Hacked” Hosted by Industry Leader, Bill Conner

NEW YORK, NY November 12, 2014 —Former President and CEO of Entrust to host panelists including Michael Chertoff, Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security; David Chamberlin, EVP and Head of Edelman’s Data Privacy and Security Group; and Chad Sweet, Co-Founder and CEO of The Chertoff Group
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Cyber Security Expert Recognize Senator Rockefeller for Cyber Security Leadership

CHARLESTON, WV July 15, 2014—Bill Conner, CEO and founder of FWC Consulting and former CEO of Entrust, Inc., will deliver remarks at the 51st National Youth Science Camp Senate Luncheon to recognize the service of Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va. for his service preparing the nation for the challenges of the new information age of cyber security and thank him for his support of youth science education…
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2015 Global New Product Innovation Award

Frost & Sullivan
Global award given by Frost & Sullivan based on customer impact and new product attributes.

Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015

Fast Company
February 2015
Consumer Electronics focused review of Global companies on the forefront of technology and security.

Best of Mobile World Congress 2015

Top smartphone or tablet recognition from the leading authority on technology products.

National Youth Science Camp Alumnus of the Year

National Youth Science Camp (NYSC)
July 2013
The NYSC Alumnus of the Year award is given to alumni who support NYSC with their efforts, achieve recognition in their chosen fields and helps further science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

U.S. Federal 100 Award

Federal Computer Week
March 2004
National award from Federal Computer Week recognizing the top 100 individuals and organizations for positive impact on U.S. Government technology and services; for his leadership role in delivering identity and access management solutions.

Tech Titans Corporate CEO of the Year

Metroplex Technology Business Council
September 2003
Given by Metroplex Technology Business Council, recognizing cutting-edge technologies and talented leadership while raising scholarship funds for deserving students.

MC Marketer of the Year

MC Marketing Computers magazine
National award given by MC Marketing Computers magazine; for driving change and transforming the branding and marketing of Nortel Networks.

Telly Award

Temerlin McClain Advertising 1999
National Award given by Temerlin McClain Advertising for excellence in marketing.

Bill Conner giving a speech


Bill Conner has written a wide range of material on cyber security.
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