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    Michael Hamilton, is the founder and CISO of CI Security, formerly known as Critical Informatics, a provider of managed detection and response and information security consulting services.

    With 25 years of experience in information security as a practitioner, consultant, executive and entrepreneur, Michael has worked with Fortune 100 companies to small private colleges, and in nearly every sector.

    As former Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Seattle, Michael managed information security policy, strategy, and operations for 30 government agencies. Prior, Michael was the Managing Consultant for VeriSign Global Security Consulting, where he provided his information security expertise for hundreds of organizations.

    Michael is a subject-matter expert and former Vice-Chair for the DHS State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Government Coordinating Council. His awards include Member of the Year with the Association of City and County Information Systems (ACCIS), and Collaboration Award from the Center for Digital Government.

    Michael recently served as a Cyber Security Policy Advisor for the State of Washington Office of the CIO, and continues to spearhead the Public Infrastructure Security Collaboration and Exchange System (PICSES), a regional cyber event monitoring system that is unique in the nation. Michael has been a member of the Sigma Xi research honor society for more than 25 years.

    For the latest in cybersecurity news, follow Mike on Twitter at @seattlemkh and CI Security (@critinformatics).

    To see more from Mike, check out his articles and videos on the CI Security blog.

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