Michael Riemer has over 38 years of IT and IT Security experience. He is a Certified Instructor on Firewall/Virtual Private Networking, Intrusion Detection/Prevention, SSL/VPN and Network Access Control disciplines from multiple vendors.
Michael has a deep level of experience in the IT industry. He spent 23 years with the U.S. Air Force working in Cyber Security and Intelligence. Some of his duties included Communications Security Officer for U.S. Armed Forces Europe, Superintendent of Communications Operations, Information Security Officer, Computer Security Officer, Information Management Officer and Special Consultant Liaison where he acted on behalf of the U.S. Air Force assisting in the development of a new Communications Support Software package that was to be used by Special Security Office Communications Centers worldwide.
After completing his time in the service, Michael became a contracting consultant in the Value-Added Reseller channel. Proficient in multiple network operating systems as well as a multitude of switching and routing manufacturers, Michael as held many certifications throughout his lengthy career. He assisted a major manufacturer with the development of a Security Assessment and Awareness Program. His efforts were instrumental in their receiving ISO certification. Reporting directly to the CIO, Michael also worked on developing a 1-3-5-year IT Strategy Plan, to include redundant “hot-site” data centers, Metropolitan Area Network, consolidation and centralization of host systems, standardization and automated imaging of user desktops, centralized management of network resources and asset management. Bringing together all of his experience to create a networking vision for the future.
Michael’s IT experiences include, Remote Access Security, Network Access Control, Security Assessments, Penetration Testing, Security Awareness Program Development, Desktop Support Services, Project Management, Computer Operations Instruction, Directory Services Management, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning, HIPPA, FDIC, Sarbanes-Oxley, and PCI-DSS compliance, as well as thousands of hours of hands-on implementation and trouble-shooting experience.
Having been employed by Juniper Networks for over 10 years, Pulse Secure for over 6 years, and now with Ivanti, Michael holds the position of Global Vice President, Office of the CTO. He is deeply knowledgeable on all products in the Security Solutions Group product portfolio with over 20,000 designs and installs to his credit.