Howard Schmidt, chief security strategist for the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), is joining the Georgia Tech Information Security Center as an adjunct professor.

Schmidt was also a special advisor to the White House on cyberspace security. In his new role he will work with other Tech faculty and students on research efforts to improve information security.

“I have spent my career trying to raise national awareness of information security issues through my various corporate and public policy positions,” said Schmidt. “By joining the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, one of our nation’s most progressive and innovative academic environments for computing, I can now provide my vision and insight to those research and educational initiatives that will drive the future development of cyber security solutions for the everyday computer user.”

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