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Chief Technology Officer
WholeSecurity , Inc.

Chief Information Security Strategist
WholeSecurity , Inc.

Chief Information Security Scientist
WholeSecurity , Inc.

Teacher
Secure Ninja

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MEMBERS ONLY : Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) One Day Training | North Alabama ISSA

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Michael Vien - Lead Instructor & Security Services

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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.
Mr. Vien 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. 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 aforemost 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. In furtherance of his teaching experience, Mr. Vien has also developed and taught ethical hacking and malware classes for Secure Ninja (Insyte) training in Washington, DC.
His certifications include CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Chief Privacy Officer - SMU/Cox,CEH - 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
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COMNET Conference & Expo - CN04 Module Descriptions

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Michael Vien, Chief Technology Officer, Whole Security

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Michael Vien will address the very real issues of trojans getting into your network through normal business processes and stopping Identity Theft.


Media Room - Print Coverage - WhiteHat Inc.

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While there is much talk of integrating security tools, Michael Vien, chief information security strategist for Whole Security Inc. of Austin, Tex., argues integration can weaken the individual products.

"When you attempt to amalgamate all these things into one, one vulnerability typically brings down the whole thing."Vien suggests that training users properly may matter more than building links between security tools.


Security University - Who We Are

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Michael Angelo Vien

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Michael Angelo Vien CISSP, Chief Information Securty Scientist, Whole Security
Michael Vien has over 13 years of experience in Information Technology including networking, system administration, and development, with a focus on Information Security for most 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.Mr. Vien has also performed consulting services for over 35 US government agencies.The combination of his experience and knowledge has led several industry leading white hat security groups to rank him amongst the top 5 security experts in the United States.
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.Mr. Vien is currently the Chief Information Security Scientist for WholeSecurity, an Austin based software vendor that provides the industry's first automatic, behavioral-based software to prevent Online Identity Theft.


Speakers

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Michael Vien

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.
Mr. Vien 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. 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 led 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. Mr. Vien 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, CEH 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.
His certifications include CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Chief Privacy Officer - SMU/Cox, CEH - 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. Mr. Vien is also a CEI (Certified EC-Council Instructor).

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