Michael Meline

Michael Meline

President + CEO
Cyber Self-Defense

Michael L Meline, Jr President & CEO Innovative, strategic, operationally efficient, and results oriented information security executive with detailed knowledge of all aspects of security and security leadership. Accomplished in the art of risk management and strategic planning that lead to executive decisions that balance the need to enable and support business goals with the need to ensure that the business has an appropriate level of Information Security and regulatory compliance. Mike is known to deliver a balanced understanding cybersecurity risk, in a manner, that ensures that the presented material is suited to the specific audience. Highly technical background balanced with the leadership experience to appropriately present information security concepts and strategies to the most technical person to the Board of Directors. I have worked as a law enforcement officer, an information security consultant, a United States Marine, and in a wide range of security leadership roles. Adept at leading a risk based approach to security that ensures unacceptable risks are prioritized and managed, while working to keep the user experience positive. This approach minimizes costs and maximizes value. Information Security does not have to be expensive; it MUST be strategic!

Peripheral Achievements: 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 information security topics, “CISSP” instructor, Adjunct Professor Norwich School of Graduate Studies; MS in Info. Assurance.

Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), PCI-Internal Security Assessor (PCI-ISA) [expired], Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP), Tenable Certified Nessus Auditor (TCNA), Certified Digital Forensics Examiner (C)DFE), AccessData Certified Forensic Examiner (ACE), Certified Network Forensics Examiner ( C)NFE).

Cybersecurity Demystified

Grand Pennington Ballroom

The Enablement of the Organization Through Proper Cybersecurity We have recognized over the years that most businesses do not understand Cybersecurity and they frequently overspend on Cybersecurity. Our approach is relevant and provides them with the knowledge to succeed in improving their business through the use of a combination of people, processes, and technologies. Cyber […]

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