Chief Technology Officer
Ted Shorter is the chief technology officer at Certified Security Solutions, Inc. (CSS). Responsible for CSS’ Intellectual Property development efforts, Ted helps align CSS’ security focus with the changing security landscape, ensuring our clients understand the importance of crypto-agility. Prior to taking on the CTO role, Ted led the Identity and Access practice for CSS and served as a principal consultant, overseeing delivery for all engagements that require authentication and authorization services. Ted has provided oversight to dozens of private-sector enterprise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) deployments, in multiple vertical markets including: Finance, Manufacturing, Aerospace, e-Commerce, and Healthcare. He has also consulted as a subject matter expert in large enterprise smart card deployments.
Ted has worked in the security arena for over 20 years, in the fields of cryptography, application security, authentication and authorization services, and software vulnerability analysis. His past experience includes 10 years at the National Security Agency, a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University, and an active CISSP certification.
As a computer scientist and team lead at NSA, Ted briefed high-level government officials, including Presidential advisors and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ted also served as lead software developer on a contract with the Department of Defense to integrate Biometric authentication with the DoD Common Access Card program.
Personal Highlights – Ted lives in Akron, Ohio with his wife Marcie and two sons Christopher and Caleb. Ted is an accomplished musician and played in a rock band for a number of years in Baltimore, MD. He is a passionate sports fan, and actively follows baseball, football and various forms of auto racing. Ted has held notable speaking engagements at RSA 2005 – San Francisco, RSA Power Days – Chicago & New York, and FDIC Threat Briefing – Washington, DC.