Biography

Michael has been a security and threat intelligence analyst since 2001, and has beMichael Cloppert labcoaten in the IT field since 1997 and is presently a chief analyst at Lockheed Martin’s Computer Incident Response Team (LM-CIRT).  He is an original author of the SANS FOR578 Cyber Threat Intel Analysis course, the seminal paper Intel-driven CND Through Analysis of Adversary Campaigns and Intrusion Kill Chains, and has co-chaired the SANS CTI Summit since its inception in 2013.  Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from The University of Dayton and a M.S. in Computer Science from The George Washington University.  He has also earned  GIAC GCFA gold and GCIA gold certifications (among others) throughout his career.  Michael has supported clients in the pharmaceutical, energy, DoD, and Intelligence Community in his term at Lockheed Martin, and previously worked full time in the federal government and financial industry.  He is a professional member of ACM and IEEE, and in his spare time is an amateur bassist and semi-professional jazz trombonist.