Howard Schmidt

President & CEO, R & H Security Consulting LLC

Howard Schmidt has had a distinguished career in defense, law enforcement and corporate security spanning almost 40 years. He has served as vice president, chief information security officer and chief security strategist for online auction giant eBay. He most recently served in the position of chief security strategist for the US CERT Partners Program for the National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security. He has also served as vice chair of the President�s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and as special adviser for cyberspace security for the White House. Mr. Schmidt serves as the international president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and was the first president of the Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ITISAC). He is a former executive board member of the International Organization of Computer Evidence, and has served as co-chairman of the Federal Computer Investigations Committee and as a board member for the CyberCrime Advisory Board of the National White Collar Crime Center.

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