Scott Schlimmer

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Scott Schlimmer, CISSP, is an award-winning former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer who left the spy world to share his experience with the private sector.

He now helps companies assess their cyber programs against compliance frameworks to become more resilient. He also applies CIA principles to improve threat intelligence and analysis. Scott is available for projects and can be reached through the above links.

Scott is co-founder of CyberSaint Security and an advisor of SOC Prime. He is close with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is especially interested in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Scott served seven years with the CIA, where he advised the President of the United States, 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 and the Canadian House of Commons.

Scott is co-author of the book "Stories from Langley: A Glimpse Inside the CIA." He is 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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