Michael T. Lester

Michael Lester is the chief information security officer of Magenic Technologies and the co-founder and director of LegacyArmour LLC, a secure digital asset delivery company.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and of the Naval Postgraduate School, Michael was a decorated U.S. Marine Corps pilot and an IT and leadership instructor at the Naval Academy. Early in his career, Michael worked as a software developer, a QA manager and a project manager. He also served in multiple leadership roles, both locally and nationally, as a general manager, a national director, a vice president and, now, as CISO. A member of Mensa and the holder of a security patent, Michael has bachelor’s degrees in history and electrical engineering, a master’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in leadership development. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and is a frequent speaker on security topics.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Michael T. Lester and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Not as secure as you think

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5 signs that your software probably isn't secure

Software that is sloppily written probably isn't very secure. Here are some things to look for.

Equifax: A teaching opportunity

Equifax: A teaching opportunity

Equifax did just about everything wrong. Here's what's going to happen because of it.

These are the good ol' days of cybersecurity

These are the good ol' days of cybersecurity

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Measuring security

Measuring security

Measuring security is difficult because there are no defined, measurable standards. The security leader needs to use tools and process to form a model of their enterprise security.

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How going bald relates to leadership

What shaving my head reminded me about leadership.

Forecast: Mostly cloudy with a chance of failure

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Cybersecurity: Why do we spend more but get less?

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Cybersecurity is as much how you think about security as it is what you do about security.

Microsoft joins lawsuit in fight for individual privacy

Microsoft joins lawsuit in fight for individual privacy

Microsoft is suing the United States for violation of its First Amendment right and your Fourth Amendment rights.

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