Greg Schaffer is CEO and Founder of First72 Cyber, a cyber security firm created to help enterprises
prepare for, respond to and manage the risk of cyber events, with a special focus on the rapidly
emerging area of third-party risk. He is responsible for all aspects of the enterprise’s development and
execution including product development, infrastructure build, service delivery, quality assurance and
Greg Schaffer is also Chief Security Strategist for the Circumference Group, an investing team with deep
experience in operations, business development, software development, mergers and acquisitions,
asset acquisitions, business integration, investment banking, and public and private investing.
Prior to joining Circumference in December 2013, Schaffer served as chief information security officer
(CISO) for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) the world’s largest global provider dedicated
to banking and payments technologies. In this role, Schaffer had enterprise-wide oversight of FIS’
information security program, functions and initiatives.
Prior to joining FIS, Schaffer worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he served as
acting deputy under secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and
assistant secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications.
Prior to the Department of Homeland Security, Schaffer developed and implemented an enterprise
security and compliance operation for Alltel Communications, serving as its CISO, chief security officer
and chief risk officer, as well as establishing its Office of Privacy.
Schaffer holds a juris doctor (JD) degree from the University of Southern California Law Center. He is a
member of the District of Columbia Bar and practiced law for over 10 years, including a position as a trial
attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property
In addition to his JD degree, Schaffer also holds a bachelor’s degree in political communications from
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.