Steven Lipner

Executive Director, SAFECode

Steven B. Lipner, CISSP, is executive director of SAFECode, a nonprofit industry organization dedicated to improving software assurance. He has over forty years’ experience as a researcher, engineering manager and general manager in cybersecurity. Lipner retired in 2015 as Partner Director of software security at Microsoft, where he created and led Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team and was responsible for the definition, tools development and company-wide execution of Microsoft’s internal SDL process and for tools and programs that made the SDL available to organizations beyond Microsoft. Lipner was elected to the National Cybersecurity Hall of Fame in 2015 and a Fellow of (ISC)2 and to the National Academy of Engineering in 2017.