Michael has a broad, global, diversified background in various industries and markets, three decades of IT including two decades of full-time security leadership experience, and a strong focus on IT & security strategy. Michael is a globally recognized thought leader, multi-book author (“C(I)SO – And Now What?” and “Global CISO – Strategy, Tactics, & Leadership – How to Succeed in InfoSec and CyberSecurity”), publisher, and has written numerous articles for leading security magazines, and also has been frequent speaker, panelist and moderator at security conferences. He holds a master of science (physics) from Ivy League ranking University of Heidelberg, Germany. Michael is dual citizen (US&EU) and multi-lingual. He is member of (ISC)², ISACA, ISSA, and InfraGard (FBI). His expressed statements and opinions are that of his own and do not reflect on any current or prior employer or customer.
Current & previous assignments:
CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, GOTO, LASTPASS.
BOARD MEMBER ISACA GHC
BOARD MEMBER FIDO
CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, CONFIDENTIAL
CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, TAILORED BRANDS
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 risk management 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. Michael advises boards of directors, sits on
multiple boards, and advisory boards, and is the sought-after executive on any matter about security.