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Security Architect, Chief Technology Officer
Security Business & Technology Unit
David Aucsmith is the security architect and chief technology officer for Microsoft Corp.’s Security Business & Technology Unit. He is responsible for defining the overall security architecture for Microsoft® products, including the Windows® platforms and solutions based on these platforms. He is currently working on a unified security architecture that spans Microsoft’s products. In addition, he is responsible for government-specific features in the Windows platform.
Before joining Microsoft in August 2002, Aucsmith was the chief security architect for Intel Corp. from 1994 to 2002. His responsibilities included working on security technology for hardware and software, together with random number generation, cryptography, steganography and network intrusion detection. Aucsmith is a former U.S. Navy officer and has been heavily involved in computer security and cybercrime issues for more than 20 years. He is an industry representative to numerous international, government and academic organizations. Currently he is a member of the advisory board of the National Security Agency, co-chairman of the FBI’s Information Technology Study Group, a member of the Secret Service Task Force on Computer Aided Counterfeiting, and a member of the President’s Task Force on National Defense and Computer Technology, a component of the Center for International and Strategic Studies. Aucsmith is also the U.S. industry representative to the G8 Committee on Organized, Transnational and Technological Crime (known as the Lyons Group) and participated directly in the G8 summits in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo. Previously he has worked with the European Commission DG XIII to craft digital signature regulations, representing the U.S. industry at the European Commission hearings on digital signatures.
Aucsmith holds 29 patents for digital security technology and has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences, including Defending Cyberspace 2000, HTCIA 2000, 2001 2002 and 2003, CyberCrime 2002 and 2003, and the 2000 Secure Tech Conference. Aucsmith holds a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia and master of science degrees in physics from the Naval Postgraduate School and information and computer sciences from Georgia Institute of Technology.