Michael L. Woodson

Michael L. Woodson

Director of Information Security and Privacy at Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

Enterprise Security Executive and Advisor with success in directing the implementation of leading-edge technology solutions while balancing security initiatives to risks, business operations, compliance, and innovation based on an organizations’ requirements.

Mr. Woodson has consulted with various municipalities, corporations, and financial institutions in the United States and internationally on issues related to Computer Crime Capacity Building Initiatives related to legislation development, critical infrastructure protection, judicial reform corruption related matters , crime scene management,fraud and financial crime investigations in developing economies such as Indonesia , Vietnam and Guyana South America. He has served as a consultant to the U.S, Department of Justice, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S Department of State, Indonesian National Police, Australian Federal Police, Microsoft Corporation and The ASEAN Secretariat on Transnational Crime related matters.

He is a frequent lecturer on Computer – Related Crimes, Privacy, Network and Information Security related topics and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University, Curry College, Cambridge College,and has been a visiting Adjunct Professor at Stimik Perbanas in Jakarta, Indonesia where he taught courses on subjects related to Computer Crime Investigative Techniques, Network and Internet Security, Information Security Management and Cyber Crime Legal Issues and the Terrorist Threat.

Specialties: AML Compliance Programs and Investigations, Intrusion Investigations, IT assurance,IT Governance, Incident Response, Enterprise Risk Management,Cyber Forensics, Litigation Risk Management, Penetration Testing, Data , Identity Access Management, Privacy , Application Security, Regulatory Compliance and SOC Operations.

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