Michael is a practicing cybersecurity professional. He currently is employed as an Information Security Consultant at Rendition InfoSec, a consulting firm that provides a wide range of security services to organizations of all sizes, from managed security services, to digital forensics and incident response (DFIR), and even malware reverse engineering. He graduated Augusta University (AU) and achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Information Systems & Technology with a Minor in Military Science. While at Augusta University, Michael established the first Cyber Defense Team comprised of students and went to regionals of the South Eastern Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Michael holds various industry certifications in information security. He decided to enlist into the United States Army Reserve during college and later commissioned as a Signal Officer of the United States Army Reserve.