A portrait of Dan Geer, Sc.D.

Dan Geer, Sc.D

Chief Information Security Officer, In-Q-Tel; Owner, Geer Risk Services

Dan Geer is a prolific cybersecurity and risk management expert currently serving as the Founder and Owner of Geer Risk Services and as the Chief Information Security Officer for In-Q-Tel, a not-for-profit technology company that assists the CIA in developing cybersecurity efforts. He has been heavily involved in the security space for his forty-six-year career, operating in both the business and academic worlds. Previous to In-Q-Tel, Dan has been an officer or major consultant for numerous security and risk management firms, most recently serving as Chief Scientist Emeritus and Vice President of Verdasys Inc. and as Chief Technology Officer for @stake.

In the academic space, Dan’s remarkable body of work includes some of the most-cited resources in the industry. He has authored and coauthored multiple papers, journal articles, and books on cybersecurity, most famously “CyberInsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly” for the Computer & Communications Industry Association. He has delivered keynote speeches for several industry-leading evets, including the annual RSA Conference in 2015 and BlackHat 2014. Aside from earning his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, he was a significant contributor to that university’s Project Athena, which produced the X Window System and the Kerberos protocol, among other innovations.

As a noted cybersecurity expert, Dan has been involved with the public sector in advisory roles with the Federal Trade Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Treasury Department, the National Research Council, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Department of Defense, the National Institute of Justice, and the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection.