Stewart Baker

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

A noted proponent of active defense, Stewart Baker is a partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. From 2005 to 2009, Baker was the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. His law practice covers cybersecurity, data protection, and foreign investment regulation. As an intelligence lawyer, he has been General Counsel of the National Security Agency and of the commission that investigated WMD intelligence failures prior to the Iraq war. He is the author of Skating on Stilts, a book on terrorism, cybersecurity and other technology issues, and he blogs about such topics on

Stewart’s sessions at USA 2012

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