Craig Spiezle is the Founder of the AgeLight Advisory & Group, a consultancy focused on accelerating digital trust, privacy, data ethics and policy. As a technologist Craig champions best practices enhancing the resiliency of critical infrastructure and consumer protection while promoting innovation, governance and the role of meaningful self-regulation.
Craig is a recognized authority on trust and the convergence of privacy and security promoting ethical privacy practices, end-to-end security and the importance on moving from a compliance mindset to stewardship. Craig frequently briefs policy makers driving awareness of best practices and the importance of internet governance, testifying to Congress on a range of issues from the divide, email security, botnets and malvertising.
Craig spent over a decade at Microsoft focused on digital marketing, security and privacy enhancing technologies and standards driving the development of brand protection, anti-spam, anti-phishing and privacy enabling technologies. During this tenure, funded in part by Microsoft and over 100 companies, Craig created the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) a global non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust and promote digital inclusion. In 2009, Craig took the helm of OTA full-time as President and Executive Director. In 2018, OTA merged with the Internet Society where today Craig serves as chair emeritus.
Craig is on the board of the Identity Theft Council, editorial board of SC Magazine and a member of InfraGard, the Internet Society, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Anti- Phishing Working Group (APWG). Craig is a past Utility Commission Commissioner, served on two terms on the Federal Communications Commission advisory councils pertaining to online security and reliability of critical infrastructure, past board member of MAAWG and an active participant in multiple NTIA multi-stakeholder initiatives including facial recognition, vulnerability disclosure, mobile privacy disclosures and IoT patching and upgradability and Software Component Transparency working groups.