Grant Schneider

U.S. Federal Chief Information Security Officer
Grant Schneider serves as the Federal Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council Staff. In these roles, Mr. Schneider leads teams of cybersecurity experts who develop and oversee implementation of crosscutting policies to enhance the Nation’s cybersecurity.

Mr. Schneider played an instrumental role in the government-wide response to the OPM cybersecurity incidents in 2014 and 2015. Prior to joining the White House as Cybersecurity Adviser to the Federal Chief Information Officer in 2015, Mr. Schneider served for seven years as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s CIO. Mr. Schneider is an avid sailor and enjoys a quiet moment on the Chesapeake Bay, when he can find one.

Grant's Session


Thursday, June 27
8:45 - 9:00 am
Ballroom
Digital Identity - A Strategic Imperative
As more of our day-to-day lives as citizens and as employees move online, and as our digital world broadens in scope to include connected services and devices, it has never been more important to protect ourselves from the challenges and threats posed by malicious cyber actors - both domestic and foreign. Digital Identity is the cornerstone in providing safe and secure services, which continue to enhance the user experience. Join Grant Schneider, US Federal CISO, as he explores the priority and promise of digital identity from a Federal and national perspective.

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