As the former Chief Information Security Scientist of WholeSecurity, one of Fortune Magazine’s Top 25 Breakout Companies in 2005, Michael was awarded a patent for the behavioral technologies that drove the company’s endpoint security solutions.
Mr. Vien has over 20 years of experience in information technology including networking, system administration, and development, with a focus on cybersecurity for the majority of that time.
Mr. Vien has performed penetration tests, network design/implementations, and application development for some of the largest corporations in the world including Exxon Mobil, Ericsson, Sprint, and Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Vien has spent a considerable amount of time researching and developing viruses and Trojan horses to aid in his understanding of these types of threats, the result of which has made him a foremost expert in the field of malicious code. Accordingly his vast experience in the fields of Information Security, Identity Theft, Phishing, and Malicious Code, have lead to Mr. Vien being asked to speak frequently on these topics for a variety of public as well as government forums and panels.
Mr. Vien has also performed consulting services for over 35 US government agencies. In addition, Mr. Vien has developed and taught various classes on Information Security for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Vien also developed the Attack and Penetration Methodologies for Sprint E-Solutions, including teaching this methodology to Sprint security personnel.