Advisory Board Member
Mr. Mike Convertino has nearly 30 years of experience in providing enterprise-level information security, large cloud application infrastructures and novel solutions for new products. His professional experience in security leadership and product development spans a diverse set of organizations including the U.S. government, Fortune 500 companies and venture capital-funded start-ups.
He is currently Chief Security Officer at Arceo.ai, a machine learning-powered cyber insurance startup company where he is responsible for protecting the company’s digital assets, devising new and novel ways of remotely assessing a potential insured company’s defenses public outreach to both the information security and cyber insurance communities.
He joined Arceo after being Chief Information Security Officer of Twitter, where he protected the platform and its users from direct hacking and preserves the safety and health of the global conversation in the face of information and influence operations.
At F5 Networks Inc. he was Chief Information Security Officer and then later Chief Technology Officer, Security Products at F5 where he was responsible for the introduction of new technologies and the creation of new security products. He holds several patents around the use of machine learning for automated security threat detection, containment and mitigation.
Prior to joining F5, he was the Chief Information Security Officer at CrowdStrike, where he was responsible for the security of its corporate network and product platform. He established the CrowdStrike Security Operations Center and was lead for the development of the Crowdstrike endpoint security platform including establishing its agile development system and DevOps cloud environments.
Before CrowdStrike, Mr. Convertino was the Senior Director of network security at Microsoft, where he was responsible for protecting the company’s networks from intrusion and exploitation. In this role, he was responsible for leading a team of digital forensic professionals maintaining internal Microsoft security policies, as well as an extensive intrusion detection and security engineering team.
Prior to his work at Microsoft, he was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force responsible for a unit of over hundreds of telecommunications, computer, signals intelligence, and information operations personnel, developing cyber capabilities for the Department of Defense. During his time in service, he served both as a Squadron and Group Commander and on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Masters degrees in Management Information Systems from Webster University and in International Security Studies from the U.S. Air Force. He is a featured writer in Secure Computing and Dark Reading magazines, industry and speaker at conferences such as GFIRST, RSA, Black Hat and DEFCON on topics in risk management, intrusion detection, and cyber warfare policy.