After graduating from the Cisco Networking Academy with honors, he’s achieved AAS degrees in Computer Networking and Network Security, as well as BS in Network Engineering. Twice awarded the National Science Foundation Scholarship; and a recognized SME by the CSIAC, CompTIA, and ISC2. He has sat on the advisory boards for the CMMC-AB working to write the exam, learning objectives, and standards for CMMC.
Michael has served as the Sr. cybersecurity advisor to 2 and 3 Star commander(s) and senior executive management regarding advanced techniques and developments in Information Assurance / cybersecurity as well as served as the Executive Chair for Cybersecurity Training Working Group for the US Army. Michael has also provided network modernization and design consulting services for the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps specializing in secure virtual infrastructure design and deployment, and has authored/instructed courses for ICND 1 & 2, CompTIA Security+, Network+, Linux+, and CASP. The ISACA CISM, and CISA, and, the ISC2 CISSP and CAP. With an active TS/SCI, he’s been a keynote speaker and panelist at the Atlanta Advanced Persistent Threat Summit, NETCOM Cybersecurity Summit and conducted cybersecurity informational workshops for corporate organizations like HP, Booze Allen and Northrup Grumman.