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LtCol Pete Schiefelbein, USMC, has been officially appointed by the DoD as a Liaison to CSFI.

LtCol Pete Schiefelbein, USMC DoD Liaison to Cyber Security Forum Initiative

LtCol Pete Schiefelbein, USMC
DoD Liaison to Cyber Security Forum Initiative

Lieutenant Colonel Pete Schiefelbein is a Marine Communication Officer with over 20 years of active service. He has held operational billets at every rank from Second Lieutenant through Lieutenant Colonel, including platoon commander, battalion S-6 Officer with antiaircraft and light armored reconnaissance battalions, infantry regiment S-6 Officer, Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Deputy G-6, and Marine Corps Forces G-6 Operations Officer. He deployed in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. He currently serves as Director, G-6 for the Marine Corps Training and Education Command in Quantico, Virginia, responsible for the governance, procurement, sustainment, and cyber security of over 20,000 user seats at more than 70 Marine Corps formal learning centers across the United States. Pete previously served at Headquarters, Marine Corps as the lead budget programmer for Marine Corps warfighting equipment, a portfolio comprised of over 130 programs valued at over $11 billion across the five year Defense Program. He has also served as a requirements officer and test officer at Defense Information Systems Agency, and as an acquisition project officer for tactical communication systems at Marine Corps Systems Command. Pete is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., Mechanical Engineering) and the Naval Postgraduate School (M.S., Electrical Engineering).


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Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.


Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director

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