Chief Information Security Officer
Mike is ExactlyIT’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), where he operationalizes Data Security, Privacy Compliance, and Risk Management. He protects the critical information resources and manages an enterprise cyber security portfolio, while also providing vCISO services. Mike is a cyber security professional with 20+ years in several environments (commercial, military, contractor and government) and diverse leadership positions: CISO, Senior Cyber Technical Authority, Cyber Program Manager, Chief Systems Engineer, among others.
Mike earned a master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a master’s in Management from the University of Redlands. He also has CISSP, CISO, and Systems Engineering certifications and is a retired U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer. His passion is the 360-degree nature of cyber security – using a structured systems engineering approach to enterprise risk management – thus “clarifying the fog of cyber security.”
Mike and his wife live in Houston, TX, after living in San Diego, CA, for over 20 years. Growing up in Montana, Texas feels right at home. They enjoy walks in the park with their dog, biking trails, community volunteering and of course, riding the Harley chopper here and there…