Dan Geer

CISO, In-Q-Tel

Dan Geer is currently the CISO for In-Q-Tel, a not-for-profit investment firm that works to invest in technology that supports the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. intelligence community. Looking at just a few of his accomplishments, Geer was a key contributor to the development of the X Window System, as well as the Kerberos authentication protocol while a member of the Athena Project at MIT in the 1980s. Shortly after, he created the first information security consulting firm on Wall Street in 1992; followed by, organizing one of the first academic conferences on electronic commerce in 1995. He is also the past president of the USENIX Association, where he earned a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dan’s sessions at USA 2014

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