Steven B. Lipner

Steve Lipner is the executive director of SAFECode, an industry nonprofit focused on software security assurance. He was previously partner director of software security at Microsoft, where he was the creator and long-time leader of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). He serves as chair of the U.S. gGovernment’s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board and has more than a half century of experience in cybersecurity as researcher, engineer, and development manager. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.