Michael challenges the old school mentality that cybersecurity is the department of “no.” Instead, he views security as an enabler, rather than a hindrance, to people completing their jobs. He works with organizations to improve their cybersecurity posture by helping them implement best practices in risk management, incident response, and business continuity.
“There are many aspects to developing and improving a cybersecurity program, and doing so involves thinking outside the box and coming up with innovative solutions to secure or build redundancy into company practices without impeding progress.”
Michael possesses broad and deep technical knowledge combined with outstanding leadership ability and creative problem-solving skills in both strategic and technical areas. With nearly 15 years’ experience in cybersecurity and network engineering, he built out an entire cybersecurity program from scratch for a publicly-traded company. This included securing local processes and technology as well as working with third parties to manage their cyber programs in order to reduce overall risk. Michael also developed playbooks for various cybersecurity incidents and tested the scenarios regularly in order to enhance their security efforts.
Outside of work, Michael spends most of his time with his family playing board games and running around to his children’s activities. He is also a lay member of the board at his temple and enjoys volunteering with various organizations.