Former Cybersecurity Advisor for President Bush, former Cybersecurity Coordinator for President Obama, The White HouseHoward Schmidt serves as a partner in the strategic advisory firm, Ridge Schmidt Cyber, an executive services firm that helps leaders in business and government navigate the increasing demands of cybersecurity. Schmidt serves as executive director of The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode). He brings together talents in business, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, privacy and international relations, gained from a distinguished career spanning 40 years. He served as Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the federal government. Previously, he served as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Strategist for eBay Inc., and formerly as the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft Corp.
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