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Steve Lipner
Partner Director of Software Security, Trustworthy Computing Security, Microsoft Corp.

Steven B. Lipner is Partner Director of Software Security in Trustworthy Computing Security at Microsoft. He was the creator of Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team and has been 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 also develops Microsoft’s corporate strategies for government security evaluation of Microsoft products and for supply chain security.

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 has authored numerous professional papers and conference presentations, and served on several National Research Council committees. He served two terms on the United States Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board and its predecessor. He is a director and board chair of SAFECode, a non-profit industry association dedicated to improving the security and integrity of software. Lipner holds S.B. and S.M. degrees in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and attended the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.