Jeff Schmidt is vice president and chief cyber security innovator at Columbus Collaboratory, an advanced analytics and cybersecurity company. A twenty-year industry veteran, Jeff to leads the technology and services practice in cybersecurity, and be responsible for the strategic direction, IP roadmap and development of the practice.
Jeff is an accomplished cybersecurity expert with a background in security and risk management. He was the founder and CEO of JAS Global Advisors LLC, a security consulting firm in Chicago, and founded Authis, a provider of innovative risk-managed identity services for the financial sector. Jeff is a board member for Delta Risk LLC, A Chertoff Group Company, a global advisory firm focused on security and risk management. Jeff also spent time at The Ohio State University where his responsibilities included IT strategy for the University’s second largest business unit and spearheaded the first internal malicious testing of Windows 2000 while at Microsoft Corp. In 1998, Jeff worked with the FBI to create the InfraGard Program, receiving commendations from the Attorney General and the Director of the FBI.
Jeff is the author of “The Microsoft Windows 2000 Security Handbook” and contributed to several books including “Cyber Security Policy Guidebook.” He is an adjunct professor of systems security engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology and a Zurich Cyber Risk Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, at The Atlantic Council. Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and a MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.