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Managing Director, The Chertoff Group, USA
Achieving strong identity authentication in the online environment
- Authentication models;
- The front end of cybersecurity;
- New technologies on the block.
Jeremy Grant is Managing Director at The Chertoff Group, where he leads the firm’s identity practice and works with clients to develop growth strategies, identify market solutions, and advise on policy impacts across the IT, cybersecurity and payments sectors. In this role, Jeremy utilizes his diverse background and deep understanding of business, technical and policy issues around identity, privacy and cybersecurity, having served in a range of leadership positions spanning government and industry.
Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, Jeremy established and led the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), the first new cybersecurity program launched by the Obama Administration. Housed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Jeremy led the Administration’s activities across private and public sectors to drive a marketplace of more secure, privacy-enhancing identity solutions for online services. Jeremy also led efforts to improve identity and authentication for individuals and devices in the NIST Roadmap for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
From 2009 to 2011, Mr Grant was the Chief Development Officer for ASI Government, a consulting firm, where he was responsible for driving growth, both organically and through M&A. Previously, he spent three years at Washington Research Group as the firm’s identity, cybersecurity, and government technology market analyst, where he covered identity and security stocks. Earlier, he served as Vice President for Enterprise Solutions at Maximus, where he led the division's Security and Identity Management practice, playing a major role in a number of major federal identity and security programs. Mr Grant began his career as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate, where he drafted legislation laying the groundwork for the Department of Defense and civilian agency smart card and PKI efforts.
Mr Grant is a frequent speaker at major industry events and has been featured on C-SPAN, CBS Evening News, The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. GovInfoSecurity magazine named him one of the top 10 influencers in Government IT Security in 2015. Mr Grant is a graduate of the University of Michigan.