Founder and Chief Information Security Officer
Michael is a 25-year veteran in information security, filling roles as practitioner, consultant, executive and entrepreneur. As the Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Seattle, Michael managed policy, strategy, and operations for a highly federated collection of agencies. Prior, Michael was the Managing Consultant for VeriSign Global Security Consulting and in that role provided expertise for hundreds of organizations, from Fortune corporations to small private colleges, and in nearly every sector. Michael is a former subject-matter expert and Vice-Chair for the DHS State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Government Coordinating Council. His awards include Member of the Year with the Association of County and City Information Systems (ACCIS), and Collaboration Award from the Center for Digital Government. Michael holds three degrees from the University of Southern California.