Mike is currently Vice President of Engineering at Appthority, Inc. In this role Mike focuses full time on coordination of the company's engineering effort, and R&D related to mobile operating system and application security. Mike was previously Senior Operations Manager for McAfee Labs in Santiago, Chile. While here, Mike was responsible for ensuring smooth operation of the office, working with external entities in Chile and Latin America and generally promoting technical excellence and innovation across the team and region.
Mike was a member of the Foundstone Research team for nine years. Most recently, he was responsible for content development for the McAfee Foundstone Enterprise vulnerability management product. In this role, Mike worked with and managed a global team of security researchers responsible for implementing software checks designed to remotely detect the presence of operating system and application vulnerabilities. He has extensive experience in the information security field, having worked in the area of vulnerability analysis and infosec-related R&D for nearly thirteen years. Mike is a published author, having contributed to the titles Hacking Exposed 7th Edition and Hacking Exposed Mobile 1st Edition on the topic of iOS security, and to Sockets, Shellcode, Porting & Coding on the topic of sockets programming and code portability.
Mike is also co-founder of the 8.8 Computer Security Conferences, held annually in Santiago, Chile.