is president and CEO of Information Shield, Inc. a global provider of information security policy and compliance solutions. He has 25 years of software, security and information technology management experience, and holds 3 patents on software technology. He is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of information security policy and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Lineman is author of Information Protection Made Easy – A Guide for Employees and Contractors, and has written extensively on technology and security issues for diverse publications such as SC Magazine, The Cutter IT Journal, Windows Security, CRM Magazine, Houston Business Journal, Dell Solutions, Software Management News, and Harts Oil & Gas Journal. He has also spoken about information security topics on KHOU TV in Houston.

Mr. Lineman is a recognized expert in the development of information security policies and writes frequently for the Information Security Policy University.  He has consulting with over 50 different organizations in financial services, healthcare, retail and government.  He specializes in third-party risk management.

Mr. Lineman has consulted with numerous Fortune 1000 companies in the areas of software development, technology acquisition, and internet-based application development. Prior to founding Information Shield, Mr. Lineman was Director of Security Research for NetIQ Corp., where he focused on regulatory compliance. As part of Pentasafe Security Technologies, he developed the award-winning VigilEnt Policy Center, the first user-oriented security policy compliance tool. Mr. Lineman has both a Masters and Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.