“Individuals and companies of all shapes and sizes are grappling with an increase in attempts at social engineering and phishing, tactics that may seem unsophisticated but can actually lead to large incidents. Education is the key to helping people and organizations better identify these threats and keep themselves protected” Steve Schmidt – Vice President, Security Engineering & Chief Information Security Officer at Amazon Web Services
Source: Lear Security – Amazon
About Stephen Schmidt
Stephen Schmidt is General Manager & Chief Information Security Officer for Amazon Web Services (AWS). His duties at AWS include leading product design, management, and engineering development efforts focused on bringing the competitive, economic and security benefits of cloud computing to business and government customers.
Prior to joining AWS, Schmidt had an extensive career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served as a senior executive. His responsibilities at the FBI included a term as acting Chief Technology Officer, Section Chief responsible for the FBI’s technical collection and analysis platforms, and as a Section Chief overseeing the FBI’s Cyber Division components responsible for the technical analysis of computer and network intrusion activities.
His Cyber Division oversight included areas of malicious code analysis, computer exploitation tool reverse-engineering, and technical analysis of computer intrusions.
Schmidt has an undergraduate degree in Economics with a concentration in Computer Science, and a Juris Doctorate. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Federal Courts.