Mike Spitzer

Senior Security Engineer


Mike started his career in the telecommunications industry and has more than 20 years’ experience in both infrastructure development and security. The last few years have been spent writing tools to facilitate automation for development and providing fast, secure infrastructure.

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Security
  • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)

Passion for Security

Mike uses his experience to develop tools securely from the ground up and to provide best-practices infrastructure guidance to teams, from development toolsets to physical security.

Recent Blog Posts

8 Keys to Writing Safer Code

All too often, security in code is an afterthought. There’s a reason that bug bounties are so prevalent; as codebases get larger, testing gets harder. Add in the time constraints of a “move fast and break things” mentality and it’s no wonder so many security issues arise. The basics might be there, encrypted connections, hashed...

Automation Testing With Ansible, Molecule, and Vagrant

There is an old rule that if you find yourself doing anything more than twice, you should automate it. For developers, this may be software builds or the environments into which they will be deployed; for penetration testers, it may be the need to create a phishing host or a lab environment for testing. In...
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Recent Webinars

Securing Your Software Supply Chain

Open-Source Libraries: What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander. Whether in the software supply chain or part of your own DevSecOps process, the use of open-source libraries has grown due to the ability to release higher-quality code...
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