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The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) is a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods. SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware and services. Its members include Adobe, CA Technologies, EMC Corporation, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corp., SAP AG, Siemens AG, and Symantec Corp..
Prior to joining Adobe, Arkin held management positions at StepNexus, Symantec, @Stake and Cigital.
Arkin is currently a board member of SAFECode, the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code. He is also a member of the BSIMM (Building Security In Maturity Model) advisory board, the SAP Security Advisory Board, and the customer advisory boards for security consultancy iSec Partners and security tools vendor Veracode.
Arkin holds a BS in computer science from the College of William and Mary, an MS in computer science from George Washington University, and an MBA from Columbia University and London Business School.
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Previously, Mr. Baize pioneered EMC’s push towards security. He was a founding member of the leadership team that defined EMC’s vision of information-centric security, and which drove the acquisition of RSA Security and Network Intelligence in 2006.
Prior to joining EMC, Mr. Baize held various positions for Groupe Bull in Europe and in the US where he was successively the security architect, product manager and director of security strategy, responsible for the company’s security product line.
Mr. Baize holds a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Brest, France, and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is holder of a US patent, author of international security standards and a regular speaker at security conferences in the US and Europe.
Prior to joining Intel in 1997, Mr. Doughty worked in the Design Automation Industry where he led the development of commercial and proprietary tools to support the design and validation of semiconductors.
Mr. Doughty earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
Lipner joined Microsoft in 1999. In late 2001, Lipner and his team devised the strategy of “security pushes” that, as part of the Trustworthy Computing initiative, enabled Microsoft to make rapid improvements in the security of its software and to change the corporate development culture to emphasize product security. The SDL is the product of these improvements, and is widely viewed as the industry’s leading secure software development process.
Before joining Microsoft, Lipner worked for a variety of software vendors and government contractors as a researcher, consultant, development manager and general manager in IT security. Many of the concepts whose development he led form the basis for today’s approaches to building secure systems.
Lipner is coauthor with Michael Howard of The Security Development Lifecycle (Microsoft Press, 2006) and is named as inventor on twelve U.S. patents and two pending applications in the field of computer and network security. He served two terms on the United States Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board and its predecessor. Lipner holds S.B. and S.M. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and attended the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.
She is also active member of the global software engineering community, playing an active role in various major software conferences such as the International Conference on Software Engineering. She is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the IEEE Software magazine.
She received her doctorate in software engineering at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and her Masters in Computer Science at Purdue University.
Prior to joining Symantec, Mr. Phillips held several senior management and technology leadership positions for Compaq, Schlumberger, Western Geophysical, and Fairchild. He is also currently a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) board of directors, the International Committee for IT Standards (INCITS) executive board, the Software and Information Industry Association software board, and the board of directors for IT-ISAC.Mr. Phillips earned his Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and attended graduate school at the University of South Florida and the University of Houston.
Howard A. Schmidt brings together talents in business, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, privacy, academia 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. In this role, Mr. Schmidt was responsible for coordinating interagency cybersecurity policy development and implementation, and for coordinating engagement with federal, state, local, international, and private sector cybersecurity partners.
Previously, Mr. Schmidt was the President and CEO of the Information Security Forum (ISF). Before ISF, he served as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Strategist for eBay Inc., and formerly operated as the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft Corp. He also served as Chief Security Strategist for the US-CERT Partners Program for the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Schmidt also brings to bear over 26 years of military service. Beginning active duty with the Air Force, he later joined the Arizona Air National Guard. With the AF he served in a number of military and civilian roles culminating as Supervisory Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). He finished his last 12 years as an Army Reserve Special Agent with Criminal Investigation Division’s (CID) Computer Crime Unit, all while serving over a decade as police officer with the Chandler Police Department.
Mr. Schmidt holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BSBA) and a master’s degree in organizational management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters. Howard was an Adjunct Professor at GA Tech, GTISC, Professor of Research at Idaho State University and Adjunct Distinguished Fellow with Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab and a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Privacy Institute.
Howard is a Ham Radio operator (W7HAS), private pilot, outdoorsman and avid Harley-Davidson rider. He is married to Raemarie J. Schmidt, a forensic scientist and researcher, and instructor in the field of computer forensics. Together, they are proud parents, and happy grandparents.
Previously, she served as a Director in the Cyber Risk Practice at Good Harbor Consulting, a global strategic risk management consulting firm. While there, she was responsible for the management of Good Harbor’s Cyber Risk Practice team, and provided strategic guidance to clients on developing effective cyber security programs and navigating the federal government’s policies related to cyberspace.
Prior to Good Harbor, Stacy led the Security Practice for technology public relations firm Merritt Group. In that role, she led strategic communications activities for the Cyber Security Industry Alliance, a public policy association representing the information security industry in Washington and Brussels. She also developed and managed communications activities for numerous information-security industry leaders including Check Point Software Technologies, Qualys, Secure Computing, SPI Dynamics and Pointsec Mobile Technologies. Prior to joining Merritt Group, she spent more than three years at FitzGerald Communications where she managed most of the firm’s security-related business.
Stacy began her career at Waterford Public Relations where she executed grassroots outreach campaigns in support of large commercial real estate development projects. She holds a B.A. in Public Relations/Advertising from Penn State University.
stacy at safecode.org