Howard Schmidt

Executive Director, SAFECode

Professor Howard A. Schmidt is the executive director of The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode). He is also a partner in Ridge Schmidt Cyber, a strategic advisory firm that helps business and government leaders navigate the increasing demands of cybersecurity. Schmidt brings together talents in business, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, privacy, academia and international relations, gained from a distinguished career spanning 40 years. He most recently served as Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the federal government, where he was responsible for coordinating interagency cybersecurity policy development and implementation, as well as engagement with federal, state, local, international, and private sector partners.

Howard’s sessions at USA 2012

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