Microsoft Ralph Hood is the Lead Program Manager for the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group. He is responsible for the security policy development best practices that all Microsoft product groups are required to follow. Prior to his current role, Ralph spent two years as the project manager in the Microsoft Automotive group. Other roles in his 10 year career at Microsoft have included Lead Security Program Manager in the Windows Sustained Engineering team, and Active Directory deployment and support in the Microsoft's internal IT organization. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ralph managed the IT infrastructure and helpdesk at the corporate headquarters of The Salvation Army in Southern California.