Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Retired) Bill Hagestad is the Senior Principal Cyber Security Engineer for Smiths-Medical. He is an internationally registered white hat hacker as well as an internationally recognized & respected authority on the People's Republic of China's use of computer and information network systems as a weapon. He speaks internationally on the subject of China's hegemony in the information age. In 2012, Bill's first book '"21stCentury Chinese Cyber Warfare" debuted. In 2013 he published another seminal work about the People's Republic of China's Cyber Activities "Operation Middle Kingdom: China's Use of Computers & Networks as a Weapon System". In 2014, Bill has also published both "Chinese Information Warfare Doctrine Development 1994 - 2014"; and, "China's Plans for Winning Information Confrontation: Important Chinese Information Warfare Articles - Information Confrontation". In August 2015, Bill published "Chinese Cyber Crime" a view into the Chinese hacking underworld and a 2nd edition in February 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Hagestad provides current cyber threat assessments to international defense, intelligence and law enforcement entities. He speaks both domestically and internationally on strategic information security threats Chinese Cyber Threat.