Mike Owens

Senior Security Consultant

Experience

With a background in risk management, Mike works on the Remediation Team to help clients resolve complex challenges and implement security best practices across cloud and on-premises technologies.

Education & Certifications

  • BS in International Politics, Georgetown University
  • SANS Technology Institute Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity
  • GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCSE)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • The Open Group Open FAIR certification for risk quantification
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+

Professional Affiliations

Northern Ohio InfraGard Members Alliance

Passion for Security

Mike is passionate about solving problems and helping people protect themselves and their organizations from cyber threats.

Recent Blog Posts

Hardening Backups Against Ransomware

Human-operated ransomware represents a unique challenge to backup infrastructures. Unlike in other scenarios, ransomware attackers specifically target and attempt to destroy backup systems to increase the likelihood that a victimized organization will pay the ransom. This threat requires a different approach to securing backup infrastructure. The Old Ways Are Not Enough Traditionally, enterprise backup infrastructures...
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Recent Webinars

Defending Backups Against Ransomware

Download a copy of the webinar slides Ransomware is a Different Beast Human-operated ransomware represents a unique challenge to backup infrastructures. Unlike other disaster scenarios, a ransomware attack specifically targets and attempts to destroy backup systems to increase the likelihood...

Data Loss Prevention in a Remote-Work World

With more employees working from home and public places, often on less secure networks, it has become vitally important to ensure confidential data is not being leaked or exfiltrated in this hyper-connected world. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions promise to...
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