Michael Leland

Michael joined SentinelOne in May 2021 as Chief Cybersecurity Evangelist bringing over 25 years of security domain expertise. He is responsible for messaging and strategic development of the XDR product roadmap. Prior to SentinelOne he held the title of Chief Technical Strategist for McAfee. Michael served formerly as the co-founder and CTO at NitroSecurity – later acquired by McAfee - where he was responsible for developing and implementing NitroSecurity's overall SIEM technology vision and roadmap.

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Michael has held senior technical management positions at Cabletron and Avaya. At Avaya, a global telecommunications equipment and services vendor, he served as CTO where he led the company in its strategic efforts for converged data/voice development initiatives.

Michael studied Computer and Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and received an honorary MBA from Bentley University where he helped create the Information Age MBA curriculum. He is also an adjunct professor teaching cybersecurity courses at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and Norwich University in Vermont.