(ISC)2 announced that information security industry veteran Prof. Howard A. Schmidt, CISSP, has been named (ISC)2 Security Strategist by the board of directors, a role that will include providing expert commentary on current information security issues, as well as representing (ISC)2 at events and conferences around the world.
An (ISC)2 board member since 2004, Schmidt has had a long and distinguished career in defense, law enforcement and corporate security spanning almost 40 years. Previous positions include serving as special adviser for cyberspace security to the White House and vice chair of President Bush’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board; vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) for eBay; CISO and chief security officer (CSO) for Microsoft Corp., where he formed and directed the Trustworthy Computing Security Strategies Group; and serving as chief security strategist for the US CERT Partners Program for the National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security. He currently serves as the international president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
Patricia Myers, CISSP-ISSMP, chairperson of the (ISC)2 board of directors commented:
Howard Schmidt is one of the most respected information security professionals in the world today. We are privileged he has accepted this role and will be speaking on our behalf to raise awareness of critical issues that impact the industry and society in general.