Mike is a cybersecurity professional with over 15 years' experience in developing and delivering information, technical and cyber security outcomes to customers across both the public and private sector. Mike brings to bear extensive experience in developing and executing business and cybersecurity strategies, managing operational and cybersecurity risk and embedding innovation practices and agile project delivery. Throughout his career he has led and managed teams of highly skilled technical and security experts, dedicated to delivering and assuring business value to customers.
Mike’s current role is that of Principal Security Manager at leading cyber consultancy Defend. Previous positions include that of Manager Cyber Security Operations at National Cyber Security Centre, Security Services Manager at Datacom Systems, Professional Services Security Practice Lead at Spark Digital, and Communication & Information Systems Officer Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Mike is passionate about teaching and communicating his knowledge and during his career has been responsible for coaching teams of security analysts, software and systems engineers.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science – Physics (University of Auckland). His professional certifications include CISM® (Certified Information Security Manager) , TOGAF®, PRINCE2®, ICAgile®, ITIL® and DevOps.