Michael Smith is a Manager in the Audit and Enterprise Risk Services organization of Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he leads engagements to provide security services to both commercial enterprises and government agencies.
Michael is a recognized public speaker, educator, and manager in the federal information security work space. He regularly posts and conducts academic, theoretical, and practitioner discussions on his popular blog, http://www.guerilla-ciso.com/
His ability to combine practical hands-on knowledge with an understanding of the federal regulatory policy space provides unique insights and understandings of the theoretical "why" we do security policy, and the "how" of practical implementation.
Recognizing that poorly implemented policy is ineffective policy, he has worked tirelessly to educate public servant IT professionals in the practical implementation of federal information security policy. His role as the Chief Information Security Officer for a Fortune 500 managed service provider required the interpretation and implementation of laws, regulations, policies, and standards. He developed a methodology and associated security policy for providing shared services across a wide variety of supported agencies inside the executive, legislative, and judicial branches including TSA, DHS, HHS, DOJ, Census, and DoD.
Michael has a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College and a Department of Defense advanced linguistic certification in Russian from the prestigious Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.
Michael spent several years on active duty in the US army as a translator and specialist in information security and in 2004, he was activated as a member of the Virginia National Guard and deployed to Afghanistan, where he conducted numerous combat patrols as an infantry squad leader.
Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College
Garg, Rajiv and Telang, Rahul. “To Be or Not To Be Linked on LinkedIn: Job Search Using Online Social Networks” NBER Summer Institute Working Paper 2012
Garg, Rajiv; Smith, Michael D and Telang, Rahul. 2011. “Measuring Information Diffusion in an Online Community.” Journal of Management Information Systems 28 (2): 11–38.