Michael Meline

Michael Meline

Principal + Co-Founder
Cyber Self-Defense

Michael Meline is an innovative, strategic, operationally-efficient and results-oriented information security executive with detailed knowledge of all aspects of security and security leadership. He is accomplished in the art of risk management and strategic planning that enables executives to make decisions that balance the need to enable and support business goals with the need to ensure an appropriate level of Information Security and regulatory compliance.   Michael constantly says, “Information Security does not have to be expensive; it MUST be strategic!”

Michael is the founder of the Community Security Coalition, a non-profit organization in the Pacific Northwest dedicated to educating companies, their executives, and their IT/IT Security on a wide range of information security topics.   With an MS in Information Assurance, Michael is an instructor for ISC2,  a “CISSP” instructor, and an Adjunct Professor at Norwich School of Graduate Studies.

Michael co-founded Cyber Self-Defense because so many people kept asking him to help them to build a strong cybersecurity program.  www.cyberselfdefense.org


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • PCI Internal Security Assessor (PCI-ISA) (expired due to leaving the certification company)
  • PCI Professional (PCIP)
  • Tenable Certified Nessus Auditor (TCNA)
  • Certified Digital Forensics Examiner(C)DFE)

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