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Steven B. Lipner

Mr. Steven B. Lipner

Executive Director

Steven B. Lipner is an independent consultant who recently retired as Partner Director of Software Security in Trustworthy Computing Security at Microsoft, where was responsible for programs that provide improved product security for Microsoft customers. Lipner led Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team and was responsible for the definition, tools development and company-wide execution of Microsoft’s internal SDL process and for tools and programs that make the SDL available to organizations beyond Microsoft. Lipner was also responsible for Microsoft’s corporate strategies and policies for supply chain security and for strategies related to government security evaluation of Microsoft products. He also served as the Microsoft member of the board of SAFECode, a nonprofit organization focused on software assurance. He has served on several Computer Science and Telecommunications Board study committees and is currently a member of the Academies Forum on Cyber Resilience. He has been working in the field of field of computer and network security since late 1970s. He received an S.B. and S.M. in civil engineering from MIT.