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Oxford Martin Associate, The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre

Mike Steinmetz

Director, Digital Risk & Security, Strategy and Planning, National Grid

Mike Steinmetz joined National Grid in January of 2015 as the Director for Strategy, Planning and Research within the Digital Risk and Security organization where he is responsible for developing a long range digital risk and security strategy and requisite research and outreach support programs, for National Grid. His varied experience includes 25 years in the US military which includes activity as a Navy pilot, NATO staff officer and more senior positions involving global computer network operations, activities with the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations and special non-kinetic effects. His final position in the US government was Deputy Chief of Staff for a US Title Ten-Title Fifty cyber organization located at Fort Meade Maryland. Mike transitioned to the private sector in 2004, joining a global aerospace defense company where he developed and implemented successful cyber security business growth strategies for the United States, United Kingdom and Australian government market arenas; eventually moving to Australia to grow the company footprint there. Upon returning to the US he launched and directed the sales of the US line of Australian secure communications products, and a line of US cybersecurity and biometric/bio intelligence products.

Mike’s education includes a Bachelors in Education from the Peabody of the Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in Science from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces, a certificate in global strategy from the Harvard Business School, and a CNSS/NSA-4011 Information Systems Security professional (ISSP) certificate from the University of Fairfax. Mike is an Oxford University, Oxford Martin School Associate, serving as a member of the school’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre: Expert Advisory Panel. Mike is based in Boston at the National Grid’s Reservoir Woods, Waltham Massachusetts facility.

Mike is a member of the Cybersecurity Advisory Panel of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. For more information visit: