Scott Schlimmer

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Scott Schlimmer, CISSP, is an award-winning former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer who is now CIO at CyberSaint Security. He is especially interested in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and applying the principles he learned while stopping terrorists to stopping hackers.

Scott served seven years with the CIA, where he wrote intelligence assessments for the President of the United States, presented verbal assessments to Congressmen and Generals, and represented the US Government in meetings with foreign officials. He earned a National Intelligence Award for his work on terrorist threats to the homeland and was trained as a Senior Analyst by CIA and a European nation.

Scott also served on the Olympics Counter-Terrorism Task Force, preventing disruption to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and has worked at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Canadian House of Commons, and the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency.

Scott is co-author of the book "Stories from Langley: A Glimpse Inside the CIA." He is also a member of the Mensa high IQ society and (ISC)2 as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Scott earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy and a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Scott Schlimmer and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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