Philip Reitinger
Philip Reitinger

Guest Speaker


Philip R. Reitinger is a Senior Security Strategist with Microsoft Corporation's Trustworthy Computing Security Team. The Trustworthy Computing initiative at Microsoft is a long-term, company-wide initiative to promote the values of reliability, security, privacy, and business integrity. As a part of this effort, Mr. Reitinger develops and implements programs that enhance the security of Microsoft products and services and help secure our nation's critical infrastructures.

Mr. Reitinger holds a law degree from Yale Law School, and a bachelor of engineering degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Vanderbilt University.

Before joining Microsoft in January 2003, Mr. Reitinger was the Executive Director of the Department of Defense's Cyber Crime Center (DC3) in Linthicum, Maryland. DC3 included DoD's Computer Forensic Laboratory, Computer Investigations Training Program and Cyber Crime Institute, and provided state-of-the-art electronic forensic services and cyber investigative and operational support services to DoD.

Earlier, Mr. Reitinger served in the Department of Justice's Criminal Division as Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. His work included: investigating and prosecuting computer crimes; developing computer crime and technology training for law enforcement personnel; outreach to the private sector; protecting critical information infrastructures; and developing policy regarding the fight against high-technology crime. In 1996 while working as a trial attorney for the Criminal Division, Mr. Reitinger was detailed for two months to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France, to work on the Cryptography Policy Guidelines. In 1997, he was detailed for six months as a special assistant U.S. attorney to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia. Before joining the Criminal Division, Mr. Reitinger was a Justice Department trial attorney with the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division.

Mr. Reitinger is the former Chair of the Group of Eight's High-Tech Crime Subgroup, and the Vision and Policy Committee of the National Cyber Crime Training Partnership. He has served on the Information Assurance Technology Analysis Center's Steering Committee and the National White Collar Crime Center's Cyber Crime Advisory Board.

Philip Reitinger


  1. (Person) Philip Reitinger attended (Event) Cyber Security and the Weakest Link.