I recently had the honor to become acquainted with Richard Power, who runs a blog commenting on national and world events here.
Why should you listen to what he has to say on world events?
PBS's Frontline calls him
an internationally recognized authority on computer crime, information security, industrial espionage...
and his own bio says As Editorial Director of the Computer Security Institute (CSI), he was widely and frequently quoted in mainstream news media. He established the CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, testified for the U.S. Senate Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigations, and was featured on PBS Frontline. Power also authored of Tangled Web: Tales of Digital Crime from the Shadows of Cyberspace (Que, 078972443X).
Later, as Director of Global Security Intelligence for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT), Power developed a Global Security and Crisis Management Strategy, including all aspects of personnel, physical and cyber security, for a workforce of over 100,000 people in over 100 countries.
In 2005, he founded GS(3) Intelligence and Words of Power to write, speak and consultant independently. With leading forensic expert Dario Forte, Power co-authors “War and Peace in Cyberspace,” a monthly column, published in Computer Fraud and Security Journal (Elsevier).
Now that you're perhaps suitably impressed, check out his interview with me and review of the book on his blog.