Dr. Howard Schmidt, a former White House cybersecurity coordinator, executive director of SAFECode and a CyLab Distinguished Fellow, passed away on March 2, 2017 in his home in Muskego, Wisconsin. Dr. Schmidt served as a CyLab Distinguished Fellow for over a decade. After being appointed to the White House as a cybersecurity advisor by George W. Bush, Dr. Schmidt was later named Chief of Cybersecurity by President Barack Obama. Serving over 31 years in public service, Dr. Schmidt was well respected for his work at the intersection of computer security and national security.
A full obituary can be read at SC Magazine, where he served as an editorial advisory board member.