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I have over 20 years of overall professional working experience, with more than 15 years of senior level information security management responsibilities, including executive and board level program and risk reporting. As an Independent Management Consultant, I have been helping businesses and organizations identify, prepare for and mitigate cyber risks by providing counsel and expertise in risk management, strategy, and tactics.
My specialty is the development and maintenance of cyber and information security programs based upon the assessment of an organization’s risk profile and appetite. In addition, I have a diverse background and in-depth knowledge, skills, and abilities in enterprise level strategy and management of information security; operational risk; enterprise architecture; IT services; project and systems/software development life cycle; e-commerce; cloud computing; disruptive tech; digital banking and core business systems.
I am an active volunteer and a leader within the local, national and international cyber/information security, IT governance and risk community as well as served the ISACA Vancouver Chapter for eight years as President in executive and non-executive board positions, and in various committees with ISACA International.
“Michael provided tremendous support while helping build and execute the Chief Information Security Officer Executive Summits in Vancouver BC. As a Governing Body Co-Chair, he is a leader in the security realm who invests her personal time and energy to encourage peers and business partners to attend, share, and collaborate with one another in order to bring out the best in everyone. Michael volunteered to introduce a dinner keynote speaker in addition to making introductions to strategic partners who helped underwrite the June 2017 gathering. If at any point you have a chance to have work together, I highly recommend him as he is a true leader who has a passion for security.”
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