Michael J. Corby, CCP, CISSP, PMP

Michael Corby has over 39 years of experience in IT strategy, operations, development and security. Mr. Corby is an expert in the field of leading edge information security services, for education, government agencies and business including a business focused security architecture method for an entertainment and communications organization.

Mr. Corby has successfully managed large projects, developed flexible IT infrastructures and sound security organizations for hundreds of the world's most successful organizations. For several Higher Education Institutions, conducts security assessments and develops strategic planning initiatives.

He is also the founder of (ISC)², Inc. the organization that established the CISSP credential. This organization validates the most widely recognized computer security professional credentials. In 1992, Mr. Corby was named the first recipient of the Computer Security Institute's "Lifetime Achievement Award."

A frequent global speaker and author, he formerly held executive positions with several global consulting organizations including Netigy Corporation and QinetiQ and Gartner Consulting through the acquisition of Meta Group. He was formerly CIO for a division of Ashland Oil and for Bain & Company. A business owner for over 15 years (M Corby & Associates, Inc.) and community supporter, Mr. Corby has established a reputation for creativity and excellence in technology and its application to business needs. He holds a BS EE degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is a Certified Computer Professional (CCP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

He has been certified by Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP), is a Certified by Gartner Inc. as a Consulting Engagement Manager and has attained proficiency level in Gartner's I/T Process Control Architecture.

His prior employment history includes:
META Group, Inc./Gartner Inc. - Sr. Director and Vice President, Consulting: Consulting management of this global IT Research organization's, Infrastructure and Security consulting practice.
QinetiQ Trusted Information Management, Inc. - President: Founded and organized the U.S. commercial operation of this 8,000 person U.K. based Scientific and Research organization.
Netigy Corporation - Vice President: Director of Global Security Consulting practice consisting of over 400 computer security professionals worldwide.
M Corby & Associates - President: Founder and chief executive for this central New England office systems consulting organization serving over 100 small to midsize organizations.
Bain & Company - CIO/Director IS: Responsible for delivery of worldwide administrative and delivery IT services to 2000 consultant professional consulting organization.
Riley Stoker (Div. Ashland Oil) - CIO/Director IS: Responsible for development and delivery of administrative and technical computing services to power generation facility engineering and construction organization.
Arthur Young & Co. - Director IT Consulting: Delivery of IT Consulting services throughout New England and National Practice Director for Disaster Recovery Services.
Other IT Technical and Management positions in education (WPI), financial management (Allmerica) and retail (Thom McAn Shoe).

Mr. Corby has a bachelor's degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He is a Certified Computer Professional (CCP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a member of the Computer Security Institute (CSI) - member since 1974, frequent speaker, author and advisory Council member. He was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from CSI. He is also a member of the Worcester, Massachusetts, Regional Chamber of Commerce since 1989. He is a speaker, program director, committee member and was a participant member of the Human Firewall Council - a consortium of security experts from government, private, and non profit sectors organized to promote security awareness at all organizational levels.

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