Michael Howard, CISSP, is a leading security expert. He is a senior security program manager at Microsoft and the coauthor of 19 Deadly Sins of Software Security and the award-winning Writing Secure Code. Michael has worked on Microsoft Windows security since 1992 and now focuses on secure design, programming, and testing techniques. He is the consulting editor for the Secure Software Development Series of books by Microsoft Press.
Steve Lipner, CISSP, is the senior director of Security Engineering Strategy for Microsoft. He is responsible for defining and updating the Security Development Lifecycle and has pioneered numerous security techniques. Steve has over 35 years’ experience as a researcher, development manager, and general manager in IT security.