Michael leads the cybersecurity division, located in the Department of Technology, and serves City departments by securing sensitive data and technology assets, assessing and managing security risk, and thwarting attempted cyberattacks. The cybersecurity team is also tasked with actively monitoring systems, creating cybersecurity policies that empower departments and commissions and promoting cybersecurity best practices within the City departments.
Prior to joining the City and County of San Francisco, Michael served Kaiser Permanente as the Director of Technology Risk Strategy and Governance. He has over 15 years of experience leading and building security teams in both private and government sectors. Michael is a Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee and is a Fellow of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the largest international organization of information security professionals. He earned his Bachelor’s at DePaul University and graduated with a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.