Bio

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Michael has a broad, global, diversified background in various industries and markets, 25+ years of IT with 15+ years full time security experience, and a strong focus on IT & security strategy.  Michael is a globally recognized thought leader, book author (“C(I)SO – And Now What?”), publisher, and has written numerous articles for security magazines, and also has been speaker, panelist and moderator at security conferences.  He holds a master of science (physics) from the famous University of Heidelberg, Germany.  Michael is dual citizen (US&EU) and multi-lingual. He is member of (ISC)², ISACA, ISSA, and InfraGard (FBI).

Past assignments:

PRINCIPAL (CISO ADVISOR), CISCO SYSTEMS

IM GM STRATEGY & ARCHITECTURE, WORLEY PARSONS

CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER, KABEL DEUTSCHLAND

CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, FMC TECHNOLOGIES

GLOBAL IT SECURITY MANAGER, HEIDELBERG

PL ENTERPRISE SECURITY, SUEDZUCKER

Michael’s alignment of security to business goals and his ability to get to the root cause of any issue quickly has built him credibility with the C-suite at several global companies.  He’s an open & smart communicator and strong executive player with a charming personality.