Bio

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Michael has a broad, global, diversified background in various industries and markets, 27 years of IT including 17+ 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 frequent speaker, panelist and moderator at security conferences.  He holds a master of science (physics) from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.  Michael is dual citizen (US&EU) and multi-lingual. He is member of (ISC)², ISACA, ISSA, and InfraGard (FBI).

Michael is currently serving as the Chief Information Security Officer of a larger corporation across the US, Canada and the UK.  His expressed statements and opinions are that of his own and do not reflect on any current or prior employer or customer.

Current and previous assignments:

CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, CLASSIFIED

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 (acting CISO), HEIDELBERG

PL ENTERPRISE SECURITY (acting CISO), 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.