Jeff Schmidt

Jeff’s twenty-year information security career started at the Microsoft Corporation where he spearheaded the first internal malicious testing of Windows 2000. In 1998, Jeff worked with the FBI to create the InfraGard Program, receiving commendations from the Attorney General and the Director of the FBI. He authored “The Microsoft Windows 2000 Security Handbook” and contributed to several books including “The Cyber Security Policy Guidebook.” In 2014, while under contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Jeff’s team found the serious vulnerabilities MS15-011 and MS15-014 (CVE-2015-0008) and collaborated with DHS/US-CERT to release US-CERT advisories TA15-240A and TA16-144A. 

Jeff is an adjunct professor of systems security engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology, a Zurich Cyber Risk Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative at The Atlantic Council, and is a Board member for Delta Risk LLC, A Chertoff Group Company, a global advisory firm focused on security and risk management. Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and an MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.