AgeLight Digital Trust Advisory & Research Group
The AgeLight Group is lead by Craig Spiezle who is a recognized authority on the building trust and brand value built on the convergence of privacy and security, ethical privacy practices and data stewardship. Spiezle leverages over two-decades of product development, marketing and industry partnerships helping clients navigate the complex environment and market ecosystems. Through his forward thinking he helps clients accelerate their go-to-market strategies, maximizing product differentiation and consumer brand value proposition.
Craig frequently briefs policy government officials, media and industry working groups on key issues. Prior to OTA, 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. As a leader in online safety, Craig has a passion to improve digital inclusion, enhance consumer trust and promote innovation.
Spiezle serves as Chairman emeritus of the Online Trust Alliance, an initiative of the Internet Society. Craig founded OTA in 2004 to bring industry leaders together to address mounting online threats. Under his leadership he was the architect of IoT Trust Framework, a set of security and privacy principles and lifecycle best practices. This effort has since moved to AgeLight as part of the IoT Safety Architecture. In addition, he created the Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll program recognizing industry excellence and was the primary author of the Cyber Incident Response Guide.
He is on the board of the Identity Theft Council, editorial board of SC Magazine and an advisor to several startup and pre-revenue companies. He is a member of several industry groups including InfraGard, the Internet Society, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Anti- Phishing Working Group (APWG). In addition, Craig is a past member of the City of Clyde Hill Utility Commission, served two terms on the Federal Communications Commission advisory council (CSRIC) and works closely with the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Taskforce as a participant in several NTIA multi-stakeholder initiatives including facial recognition, vulnerability disclosure, mobile privacy disclosures and IoT patching and upgradability.
In August 2017, Craig fulfilled one of his personal goals of Riding Across American, from Portland, Oregon to Portland Maine! This ride raised over $15,000 for Alzheimer's research in honor of his father and all other victims of this disease. In 44 days he rode over 3,700 miles and climbed over 144,000 feet. To learn more visit his blog