… great ability to explain complicated tasks in simple terms

"[Michael] is one of the most intelligent people I know in the security field. That intelligence is coupled with an inspiring positive attitude, great ability to explain complicated tasks in simple enough terms that people outside of IT can easily understand, a depth and breadth of security knowledge rarely encountered, and an energy level that makes me wonder if he ever has time to sleep… It is difficult to adequately express how highly I would recommend him." – John Gerber … [Read more...]

… a rarity in today’s world

“Michael is a rarity in today’s world. He is a fountain of personal energy and knowledge... Even better than that, his sincere desire is to help others understand information protection concepts for their own personal betterment and for the betterment of the security community as a whole. Michael’s communication style is unabashedly straight-forward – cutting through the mess, and getting right to the point. This makes him a great presenter, coach, or sounding board.” – Perry Carpenter, Information Security Manager |  Alltel Communications, Inc. … [Read more...]

… a dynamic speaker who engages his audience

“[Michael] is a dynamic speaker who engages his audience, and presents his knowledge of information protection in understandable, people-friendly terms.  His contribution as keynote speaker at the recent CSO Breakfast Club meeting (in Pittsburgh, PA) added fresh insights and great value to the event. As an event sponsor, I thoroughly enjoyed working with him.” – William Schlegel | Ernst & Young LLP … [Read more...]