Scott Charney currently serves as the Chair of the Global Cyber Alliance Board of Directors. He is Vice President for Security Policy at Microsoft. Prior to assuming this position, he led Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group where he was responsible for enforcing Microsoft’s mandatory security engineering policies and, with others, implementing Microsoft’s security strategy. Earlier in his career, Mr. Charney served as chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he was responsible for implementing DOJ’s computer crime and intellectual property initiatives. Under his direction, CCIPS investigated and prosecuted national and international hacker cases, economic espionage cases, and violations of the federal criminal copyright and trademark laws.
He served three years as chair of the G8 Subgroup on High-Tech Crime, was vice chair of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development Group of Experts on Security and Privacy, was co-chair of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, and currently serves on the Dutch Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace. Mr. Charney graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law with honors, and received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.