Published author on Linux firewalls and intrusion detection technologies. Michael is a Director of Security and Compliance at Extreme Networks where he is responsible for a strong security stance and compliance achievement within the engineering organization. He has architected and developed a compliance engine that integrates with the Extreme Networks management infrastructure for automated compliance verification and security scoring, managed full life-cycle vulnerability tracking and response for company products, and provided technical guidance on DPI analytics solutions for application-layer communications. Additionally, he is the creator of Single Packet Authorization (SPA) for Zero Trust network service protection and speaks often at security conferences around the topics of vulnerability tracking and defense life cycle management. while also being a PCI and HIPAA compliance architect.