As the former Chief Information Security Scientist of Whole Security
, one of Fortune Magazine's Top 25 Breakout Companies in 2005, Michael
was fundamental in creating the patent-pending behavioral technologies that drive the company's endpoint security solutions.
Mr. Vien has over 18 years of experience in Information Technology including networking, system administration, and development, with a focus on Information Security for a majority of that time.
has performed penetration tests, network design/implementations, and application development for some of the largest corporations in the world including Bank of America, Symantec, Exxon Mobil, Ericsson, Sprint, and Abbott Laboratories
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.
vast experience in the fields of Information Security
, Identity Theft, Phishing, and Malicious Code, have led to Mr. Vien being asked to speak frequently on these topics for a variety of public as well as government forums and panels.
has also performed consulting services for over 35 US Government agencies.
also developed the Attack and Penetration Methodologies for Sprint E-Solutions, including teaching this methodology to Sprint security personnel.
In addition, Mr. Vien
develops and teaches various classes on Information Security
such as ECSA
v7.1, CHFI and malware classes for Secure Ninja
( www.secureninja.com), an information security training and services company based in Washington, DC and San Diego, CA.
certifications include CISSP
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional
, Certified Chief Privacy Officer - SMU/Cox
- EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, ECSA
- EC-Council Certified Security Analyst
, LPT - EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester, CCSA/CCSE - Check Point Certified Security Administrator/Engineer.
is also a CEI (Certified EC-Council Instructor).