Steve Walker is President of Steve Walker and Associates and Managing Partner of Walker Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund specializing in the Mid Atlantic region. Previously, Steve was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trusted Information Systems, Inc. (TIS), which he founded in 1983. Before its purchase by Network Associates, TIS had become a publicly traded company, employing more than 350 people with offices throughout the world. Prior to TIS, Steve had a 22-year career with the Department of Defense at the National Security Agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Steve was a member of a team that developed the ARPAnet, the breakthrough packet switching system that evolved into the Internet. He is nationally recognized for his pioneering work on the DoD Computer Security Initiative, establishment of the National Computer Security Center and the Defense Data Network. Steve is currently the chairman of the Technology Leadership Consortium, a volunteer group of leaders of technology organizations across the region. In that role he is leading the Informatics Initiative, an effort to recognize the significance of informatics in all aspects of our region's development. Steve received the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the first National Computer System Security Award. He has received the KPMG High Technology Entrepreneur Award and the Greater Baltimore Technology Council's "Baltimore's Extraordinary Technology Advocate" (BETA) Award. Steve is a member of Board of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation and the Greater Baltimore Technology Council as well as many private company Boards of Directors and several university Boards of Visitors. Steve holds an MSEE from University of Maryland College Park and BSEE from Northeastern University. He has testified often before the U.S. Congress and is widely acknowledged as an expert and leader in information security technology and policy.