Scott Stewart supervises Stratfor's analysis of terrorism and security issues. Before joining Stratfor, he was a special agent with the U.S. State Department for 10 years and was involved in hundreds of terrorism investigations.
Mr. Stewart was the lead State Department investigator assigned to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the follow-up New York City bomb plot. He also led a team of American agents assisting the Argentine investigation of the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires and was involved in investigations following a series of attacks and attempted attacks by the Iraqi intelligence service during the first Gulf War.
Mr. Stewart was deputy regional security officer in Guatemala City and was responsible for embassy and diplomatic security at that post as well as in Belize City. As protective intelligence coordinator for Dell, he served as a member of Michael Dell's executive protective team. He has also consulted on terrorism issues for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
He is regularly featured as a security expert in leading media outlets, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN International, NPR, Reuters, USA Today, The Associated Press, World Magazine, Fox News, Discovery Channel and Time magazine.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Many of the characteristics that make terrorism an attractive tool are now drawing state and non-state actors toward cyberattacks.
The criminals, spies and terrorists prowling social media and cyberspace are looking for an easy meal. Let them go hungry.
The rise of artificial intelligence tools to create plausible digital replicas of a person's voice and image are revolutionizing entertainment. Their effects on crime and intelligence will be no less dramatic.
When it comes to protecting information, many businesses focus on the threat posed by hackers, but insiders stealing proprietary data can inflict critical damage.
While homegrown extremists can be deadly, security forces must remain vigilant against the far more dangerous operatives trained by al Qaeda or the Islamic State.