Michael Montecillo [IBM]
Security Services Director of Security Intelligence
Mr. Michael Montecillo is the IBM Security Services Director of Security Intelligence. He has more than twelve years of experience in information security, during which he has served as the Threat Research and Intelligence Principal, a Senior Threat Researcher on the X-Force, as an Information Security Officer dedicated to the Michigan State Police, a Vulnerability Management Coordinator and Forensic Investigator for the state of Michigan as well as a consultant and Principal Security Analyst for Enterprise Management Associates, an industry analysis firm. Michael studied Telecommunications at Michigan State University, did his Masters work in Information Assurance at Walsh College (an NSA designated University), and has done Executive education studies in policy and security at the Harvard Kennedy School. Testament to Michael’s expertise, he has been featured on FOX Business and the Today Show, has won two State Police awards for Professional Excellence, has published more than 30 research articles, and was a contributing author to the 2013 Health Law and Compliance Update. As the Director of Security Intelligence within IBM Security Services, Michael works directly with clients in multiple sectors on developing tactical responses to highly technical issues, especially relating to breaches, as well as developing frameworks to ensure client security strategies meet emerging challenges.