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IRL Name: 
William Hagestad II

William Hagestad II is a Retired Lieutenant Colonel of the US Marine Corps who hails from Greater Minneapolis - St. Paul Area. He holds a Master of Science in Security Technologies from the College of Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in the Management Of Technology from the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese, with minor emphasis in Classical Chinese and Modern Japanese, also from the University of Minnesota. He served in numerous command posts, including acting as the Anti-Terrorism Office for Marine Central Command during the initial build-up and subsequent operations in Iraq during 2002-2003, and serving with both I and II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) and the US Army's 1st Armored Division in Ramadi, Al-Anbar Province Iraq during 2006-2007. His personal decorations in the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy include the Achievement Medal with Gold Star, Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal with single campaign star, and the Global War on Terrorism Medal He continued to serve in an advisory position as an Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Officer until retiring in 2011.

Currently he speaks both domestically and internationally on the Chinese Cyber Threat.


Internationally Published Author: 21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare

Senior Vice President, Cyber Warfare Centre at CSCSS / Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science

Instructor - Security Technologies : Nations State Cyber warfare at University of Minnesota

Featured Speaker - 'Fundamentals Of Chinese Information Warfare And Impacts On The Western World' at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Featured Speaker & Distinguished Cyber Authority Panel Leader at Indonesia Security Incident Response Team on Internet Infrastructure - Id-SIRTII

Keynote Speaker - Nation State Cyber Threats - People's Republic of China at European Smart Grid Cyber Security (2012)

Featured Speaker - Nation State Cyber Threats at Defence IQ

Featured Speaker: 21st Century Chinese Cyber Warfare:Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy (2011) at European Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy (2011)

Featured Seminar Speaker – Chinese Cyber Warfare at Defence IQ