Michael F. D. Anaya

Global Director of Attribution at Palo Alto Networks

Michael is a techie who has been in cybersecurity for over two decades. But he was forged in tech…as a software engineer. Then he set out to make a difference and joined the FBI as a Special Agent.

Michael was with the FBI for 14 years, mainly investigating cyber nation-state and criminal bad actors. He later decided to venture back into the private sector.

He held leadership positions with several cybersecurity startups and is now a director with one of the premier cybersecurity companies in the world, Palo Alto Networks. He runs their global attribution program. He’s also a board member and advisor to several influential organizations. Oh, and he founded the cybersecurity awareness company – decodingCyber (https://www.decodingCyber.com).

Michael is also an accomplished speaker with 500+ speaking appearances under his belt. He has designed and delivered technical and business-centric presentations for large groups, C-suite executives, and Boards of Directors—regarded as one of the FBI’s most talented speakers. If you would like to learn more, please visit his personal website (https://www.mfdanaya.com/).