Michael Dorsey is the Chief Tradecraft Officer of the Undercroft, a Cybersecurity guild located in the historic Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa focused on building the awareness and skills of existing Information Security professionals, creating economic security for our members, residents, and partners, and providing the community locally (and soon abroad!) opportunities to learn from and interact with recognized experts in the field.

Michael is currently spearheading the initiative to bring current, up-to-date cybersecurity training to those in the state of Florida who are looking to increase their skills or who have been displaced due to recent events and want to pivot into Information Security. For more information he can be contacted at [email protected]

With over 20 years of experience in IT and Information Security, Michael has held positions in Healthcare, Finance, Retail, and Consulting verticals across a variety of Information Security areas including:

Threat and Vulnerability Management
Digital Forensics and Incident Response
Penetration Testing
Red Teaming
Threat Emulation/Attack Simulation
Exploit Development
Reverse Engineering
Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Client/Supplier Risk Management
Identity Access Management
Network Security Engineering

Michael also holds a number of industry recognized certifications and has won several awards and Capture The Flag events, including taking first place at the Digital Forensics CTF at SANS Network Security in Las Vegas. Some of Michael’s certifications include:

GXPN – GIAC Certified Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester
GWAPT – GIAC Certified Web Application Penetration Tester
GCFA – GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst
OSCP – Offensive Security Certified Professional

Michael provides mentorship and training to a number of Information Security professionals across the United States, as well as community outreach through organizations like STEMConnect to educate students in K-12 through schools throughout the state of Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from WGU University.

In his free time, Michael focuses on Security Research and Training Development, playing CTFs, playing guitar, and spending time with his friends and family.

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