Michael Miora is a managing director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in Los Angeles. He leverages over four decades of experience in building security products and designing go-to-market campaigns for products including automated business continuity planning software, anti-spam protection, and security awareness and training programs for financial, healthcare, communications, pharmaceutical and medical devices companies. 

Over the past 30 years, Michael has also designed secure, survivable and highly robust systems for various industries and governments. He has expertise in information security, privacy, cloud security and migration, multi-factor authentication, identity management, client engagement, data loss prevention, business continuity and disaster recovery and security lifecycle management.

Before joining Kroll, Michael served as the senior vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) at Korn Ferry, a USD 2 billion public business advisory services company serving Fortune 500/Global 2000 clients with high levels of security requirements. There, he refocused security goals and led a project to harden the environment and detect and remediate possible intrusions quickly and effectively. He spearheaded global efforts to establish an overall security enhancement program, achieving ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 certifications.

In 1989, Michael founded InfoSec Labs, a boutique security consulting firm at the forefront of privacy and security leadership. He also founded ePrivacy Group, through which he became one of the original HIPAA privacy experts, participating in the original reviews of HIPAA prior to it becoming law, and lectured across the country on implementations and implications of the HIPAA law. He concurrently founded ContingenZ Corporation, which developed a business continuity planning software to help small to mid-sized businesses protect themselves in case of disasters, pandemics and other continuity issues. All three companies were sold profitably. 

Michael has been an international speaker at security and resiliency conferences, including various CISO executive leadership forums, Association of Commuting Machinery (ACM) conferences, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) conferences, Business Continuity Institute (BCI) conferences and others in the U.S., the UK, Netherlands and France. He has co-authored the Computer Security Handbook by Wiley & Sons, which became the definitive textbook for cyber security graduate programs. 

He holds an M.A. and a B.A. in mathematics from University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Los Angeles, respectively. He is one of the original practitioners to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Security System Management Professional (ISSMP). He is also an Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud practitioner and a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI), a limited and exclusive honor. Michael was also an adjunct professor at Norwich University, where he designed courses and taught students pursuing master’s degrees in information security and founded the Master’s in CyberSecurity program.

 
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