Kent Lawson is the founder and CEO of Private Communications Corporation, a Sherman, Connecticut-based company dedicated to protecting individual privacy and corporate data online. After becoming interested Internet privacy and security issues and the vulnerabilities of WiFi, Lawson came out of retirement to start Private Communications Corporation and protect consumers and corporations from security breaches on the web. The company’s first product is Private WiFi, a software that protects people while using laptops and other mobile devices at public WiFi hotspots.
Prior to launching Private Communications Corporation, Lawson founded Magna Software Corporation, which specialized in mainframe software still being used by businesses and government agencies today. He ran Magna for almost 20 years before retiring in 1998.
With more than four decades of experience in the computer industry, Lawson started his first company during his senior year of college. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Beloit College and an MBA from Washington University. In addition, he graduated from the Owner/President’s Management Course at Harvard Business School.