Stewart Baker is a partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. From 2005 to 2009, he was the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. His law practice covers cybersecurity, data protection, homeland security and travel and foreign investment regulation.
Baker has been general counsel of the National Security Agency and general counsel of the commission that investigated WMD intelligence failures prior to the Iraq war. He is the author of "Skating on Stilts," a book on terrorism, cybersecurity and other technology issues, which he blogs about on www.skatingonstilts.com. Baker also hosts the weekly Steptoe Cyberlaw podcast.