As a member of Venable’s Cybersecurity Risk Management Group, Jeremy Grant combines federal government and private sector experience to help clients develop growth strategies, identify and exploit market trends, and advise on policy impacts across the IT, cybersecurity, identity, and payments sectors. In this role, Jeremy utilizes his diverse background and deep understanding of business, technical, policy, and finance issues related to identity, privacy, and cybersecurity, having served in a range of leadership positions spanning government and industry.
Jeremy joined Venable after serving as a managing director at The Chertoff Group. Before that, he established and led the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), housed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); NSTIC was the first new cybersecurity program launched by the Obama administration. There he directed the administration’s activities across private and public sectors to drive a marketplace of more secure, privacy-enhancing identity solutions for online services. He also served as NIST’s senior executive advisor for identity management, and led efforts to improve identity and authentication for individuals and devices in the NIST Roadmap for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
Before leading NSTIC, Jeremy was the chief development officer for government services consulting firm ASI Government. He spent three years with Washington Research Group as an equities and market analyst focused on identity, cybersecurity, and government technology. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president for Enterprise Solutions at Maximus, where he led the division's Security and Identity Management practice, playing a major role in a number of major federal identity and security programs. Jeremy began his career as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate – focused on health and technology policy – where he drafted legislation that laid the groundwork for the Department of Defense (DOD) and civilian agency smart card and PKI efforts.