Michael is a results-oriented and agile Senior Security Engineer with 10+ years of experience in the public and private sectors. He is a proactive and iterative cyber threat hunter specializing in detection engineering, DFIR, and automation. Michael has led teams and directed collaborative efforts to develop and implement strategies for mitigating evolving threat trends. He is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Sawbox Consulting, where he identifies and resolves security issues, implements solutions and evaluates security systems for clients. Additionally, he serves as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of SmashTheStack, a prominent educational platform focused on ethical hacking. Michael's role as a Cybersecurity Author at Pluralsight exemplifies his dedication to sharing knowledge. His commitment to advancing the security industry is further demonstrated through his engaging technical presentations at security events like BSIDES, ISSA, and Hacker Halted. Michael’s ability to effectively communicate complex security concepts and share his expertise with others has made him a sought-after speaker in the cybersecurity community. By sharing his extensive knowledge and insights, Michael empowers fellow professionals and enthusiasts to stay informed, embrace innovation, and elevate their security practices. Beyond work, he volunteers to support youth cyber education through CyberPatriot. Connect with him today to experience his expertise and passion firsthand.
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Courses by Michael
CourseSpecialized Testing: Command InjectionAdvanced1h 2mJul 06, 2023
CourseApplication Analysis with ModSecurityIntermediate24mAug 20, 2022
CourseDetecting Anomalies and Events with WinlogbeatIntermediate39mApr 14, 2022
CourseOS Analysis with OSSEC 3Intermediate24mDec 02, 2021
CourseUtilizing Zeek 4 in an Enterprise Environment or for Distributed OperationsIntermediate1h 51mJul 01, 2021