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Michael K. Hamilton, CISSP Information Security Expert, CISO, President, and Founder, CI Security


Michael Hamilton, CISSP, is the CISO, President, and Founder of CI Security, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and information security consulting services.


With 25 years of experience in information security as a practitioner, consultant, executive and entrepreneur, Michael has worked with more than 200 organizations over the past 25 years, from Fortune 100 to small non-profits, and in nearly every business sector.


As former Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Seattle, Michael managed information security policy, strategy, and operations for 30 government agencies. Prior, Michael was the Managing Consultant for VeriSign Global Security Consulting, where he provided his information security expertise for hundreds of organizations.

Michael is a subject-matter expert and former Vice-Chair for the DHS State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Government Coordinating Council. His awards include Member of the Year with the Association of City and County Information Systems (ACCIS), and Collaboration Award from the Center for Digital Government.

Michael recently served as a Cyber Security Policy Advisor for the State of Washington Office of the CIO and continues to spearhead the Public Infrastructure Security Collaboration and Exchange System (PICSES), a regional cyber event monitoring system that is unique in the nation. Michael has been a member of the Sigma Xi research honor society for more than 25 years.

In a previous life, he developed algorithms for hyperspectral remote sensing of the ocean at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


For the latest in cybersecurity news, follow Mike on Twitter at @seattlemkh, and CI Security at @detectrespond.


To see more from Mike, peruse his articles and videos on the CI Security blog, or join his mailing list to receive his IT Security Daily News Blast.

Paul Lasley & Elizabeth Harryman, American Forces Network

Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman host two daily global radio shows that are broadcast to one million listeners in 145 countries on the American Forces Network and the podcast at, as well as on iTunes. They are the TravelSmart columnists for Westways, the magazine of the Auto Club of Southern California, with a circulation of more than 4 million, where Elizabeth is also travel editor.