Expert on the Chinese Army & Government Information Warfare
Lt. Col. (ret) William Hagestad II is an internationally recognized subject matter expert on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army & Government Information Warfare. He advises with regard to their internal IT security governance and external security policies.Click here to view more Wikistrat Experts
Lt. Col. (ret) William Hagestad II is an internationally recognized subject matter expert on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army & Government Information Warfare. He advises international intelligence organizations, military flag officers, and multi-national commercial enterprises with regard to their internal IT security governance and external security policies. The linguistic, historical, cultural, economic and military aspects of the Chinese Cyber Warfare are his forte. When national cyber security or protection of intellectual property is in question from Chinese Cyber Threats, William is consulted.
William’s military experience spans over 27 years; enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1981 and having served in numerous command posts; in 2002 – 2003 he was the Anti-Terrorism Officer for Marine Central Command during the initial build-up and subsequent operations in Iraq; and in 2006-2007 he served with II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) and the US Army’s 1st Armoured Division in Ramadi, Al-Anbar Province Iraq. Currently he is an advisory position as an Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Officer. His personal decorations in the Navy include the Achievement Medal with Gold Star, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal with single campaign star, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal with 4 stars.
Currently he speaks both domestically and internationally on the Chinese Cyber Threat.
MS in Security Technology, University of Minnesota; MS in Management of Technology, University of Minnesota; BA in Mandarin Chinese, Literary Chinese & Modern Japanese, University of Minnesota
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