Mike Murray

Mike Murray

Director, Cyber Security Assessment and Consulting at GE Healthcare

Redwood City, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Information Technology and Services

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Mike Murray's Overview

  • Director, Cyber Security Assessment and Consulting at GE Healthcare

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Mike Murray's Summary

I have a diverse background of technical skills, business and management skills and I try to spend my time doing incredibly cool projects with passionate and interesting people. For me, that usually involves designing/building something or hacking some system (technical or otherwise) to solve a problem that people have.

Most of my career has been in information security - I've spent 15 years working from companies across all range - startups that built security products, consulting companies, and even a large financial services firm. In 2008, I partnered with a couple of other like-minded individuals and built the Hacker Academy, and then, in 2010 we co-founded MAD Security which subsumed The Hacker Academy as part of a security consulting, resale and system integration firm. We went from 3 founding partners in 2010 to over 25 employees in 2013, and bootstrapped the company to over $11M in revenue in 2013.

Mike Murray's Experience

Director, Cyber Security Assessment and Consulting

GE Healthcare

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GE; Hospital & Health Care industry

March 2014Present (8 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Responsible for cyber security and privacy assessment and architecture services for GE Healthcare's global product portfolio.

Managing Partner

MAD Security

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2010January 2014 (4 years 1 month) Las Vegas, Nevada Area

Michael led all security services and training engagements for MAD Security. Michael took MAD from a 3-person organization to 35 people and nearly $11M annual revenue in the first 4 years. Michael was responsible for all technical professional services, leading engagements including:

· Risk and Impact assessments
· Privacy and data protection services
· Cloud security services
· Technical security reviews
· Penetration testing
· Threat and vulnerability assessments
· Data classification and data loss assessments
· Enterprise security architecture design
· Security and risk program implementations
· Governance

Michael also pioneered the use of behavioral science assessments for security awareness programs and helped MAD’s consulting organization develop capabilities that allowed MAD to make its clients security awareness programs among the best in the industry.

Managing Partner

The Hacker Academy

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer & Network Security industry

July 2008January 2014 (5 years 7 months) Las Vegas, Nevada Area

As lead curriculum developer, senior architect and primary developer, Michael built the Hacker Academy in to an online program with more than 150 hours worth of security training that spanned the gamut from security awareness content to the deepest technical training content. Michael personally developed innovative training programs in Phishing, Social Engineering and the process, structure and reporting for Penetration Testers.

Additionally, Michael acted as lead trainer for private and public security classes on Ethical Hacking, Web Application Hacking, Penetration Testing Analysis and Reporting and Social Engineering. He also was an architect on THA’s various Capture the Flag (CtF) offerings.

Managing Partner

Michael Murray and Associates, LLC

February 2008February 2010 (2 years 1 month)

- My own company under which I (and those partners who I bring in to help out) do incredibly cool projects and neat work in the information security industry.
- Penetration testing, security architecture, team building, process reengineering, tecnnical leadership and sales and marketing advisor have all been cool projects we have undertaken.
- Blog of cool stuff at Episteme.ca.

Director - Neohapsis Labs


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer & Network Security industry

June 2007July 2008 (1 year 2 months) Greater Chicago Area

Michael was the owner of the Neohapsis Lab business unit P&L. He was responsible for hiring all staff, defining the service lines and driving sales and marketing initiatives. During his tenure, he redefined the core services and target customers for the business, assisted marketing and sales, leading to an 80% increase in business unit sales over the previous year. Additionally, he acted as the technical lead for the Lab’s highly technical consulting projects for Fortune 500 customers, involving the testing and analysis of security products ranging from intrusion detection systems to proxies and web app firewalls.

Enterprise Security Architect

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Insurance industry

September 2006June 2007 (10 months) Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Reporting directly to the CISO, Michael was a senior member of the enterprise information technology services security group, responsible for creation of security policy, project architecture and internal consultant services. Co-designed the organization of the security function for Liberty Mutual Insurance, and assisted in the implementation of policy and procedure to create and enact that function. Michael performed project review, lead discussions and projects to create new security policies and procedures and acted with business leaders to create a better all-around security posture.

Director of Vulnerability and Exposure Research

nCircle Network Security - Canada

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer & Network Security industry

January 2004August 2006 (2 years 8 months) Toronto, Canada Area

As employee #1 of nCircle Canada, Michael was responsible for finding office space and recruiting the entire Canadian team. He created a hiring process that enabled the team to interview and select an initial team of 12 people in less than 90 days, and ultimately grew the team to a peak headcount of 20. Additionally, Michael managed the entire vulnerability research organization in both Canada and at nCircle’s San Francisco headquarters. Michael spearheaded the development of innovative and creative technical processes that turned the team around from the lowest signature output in the industry to achieve a peak signature development output 300% the industry average in less than one year. After peak productivity was achieved, Michael instituted a Six Sigma-based quality program that cut reported defects by 50% in the first year and a further 20% in the second year.

Product Manager / Director of Threat Intelligence


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Computer & Network Security industry

August 2003January 2004 (6 months) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Area

Michael was hired to manage the product development team as well as create the LURHQ Threat Research group. His responsibilities included the product direction of the Sherlock portal, as well as integrations with third party products and competitive research and analysis. During a relatively short tenure, he was responsible for the design and launch of the LURHQ Threat Research service, as well as two successful product release cycles of the Sherlock portal.

Information Technology and Security Manager

nCircle Network Security

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer & Network Security industry

May 2001August 2002 (1 year 4 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Responsible for all internally facing IT and Security tasks, including:
- build-out of infrastructure for two different office deployments
- capacity planning for a company growing from 20 employees to >50 employees.
- development and enforcement of nCircle's original corporate security policy

Scientific Technologist


December 2000May 2001 (6 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Multi-faceted job included the following three main areas of responsibility:
- Appliance development: software development and configuration management for Hiverworld's suite of hardened security appliances
- Penetration Test Lead: performed and managed penetration tests for Hiverworld clients from initial post-sales requirements gathering to presentation of results
- Information Technology: assisted Hiverworld's IT staff with all *nix-related tasks and capacity planning.

System Administrator


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2000December 2000 (7 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Internetworking Specialist

FSC Internet

February 2000June 2000 (5 months) Toronto, Canada Area

Technical Consultant

ZFC Consulting

1999February 2000 (1 year) Toronto, Canada Area

Performed technical consulting services for ZFC's clients, including the deployment and development of linux and windows-based solutions for small businesses.

Mike Murray's Publications

  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Certification Student Manual: Exam CAS-001 (ILT)

    • Axzo Press
    • June 15, 2012

    This ILT Series course, intended for IT administrators with existing security experience, will prepare students to pass the new CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner exam.

  • Forget the Parachute, Let Me Fly the Plane

    • Self / Kindle
    • February 1, 2006

    Forget the Parachute, Let Me Fly the Plane is about getting more than just a job - it's about getting THE job that you have always dreamed of. Partially a book and mostly a workbook that will challenge you to discover your true calling, the book is designed to lead you toward the job that will have you jumping out of bed in the morning to answer the alarm clock.

Mike Murray's Projects

  • Fitoop

    • August 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Mike Murray, Katrina Rodzon

    Fitoop is an online machine learning platform focused on improving the health, fitness and happiness of its clients. Michael primarily focused on building the technology - primary coder, system administrator, and implementer of all of the required ideas, and Katrina is the expert in the mathematics and human behavior - developing statistical models, analyzing the way that the software interacts with our users, and performing experiments.

  • Information Security Leaders

    • April 2009 to October 2012
    Team Members: Mike Murray, Lee Kushner

    InfoSecLeaders was a project that Lee and Mike took on to help those in the information security community with their careers. We did multiple surveys of information security pros and presented our research at conferences including RSA, Blackhat and Defcon. We also had a popular "Career Advice Tuesday" column on the blog where we answered questions for various members of the security community.

Mike Murray's Skills & Expertise

  1. Security
  2. Information Security
  3. Penetration Testing
  4. Vulnerability Assessment
  5. Network Security
  6. Start-ups
  7. Computer Security
  8. Leadership
  9. Networking
  10. Management
  11. Integration
  12. Training
  13. Risk Management
  14. Governance
  15. Software Development
  16. Competitive Analysis
  17. Security Architecture Design
  18. Team Management
  19. Team Building
  20. Linux
  21. Cloud Computing
  22. Software Engineering
  23. Social Engineering
  24. Vulnerability Management
  25. Information Technology
  26. Information Security Management
  27. Application Security
  28. Public Speaking
  29. Career Counseling
  30. CISSP
  31. Firewalls
  32. Sales
  33. Security Policy

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Mike Murray's Education

University of Toronto

B.A, Philosophy / Computer Science

September 1995June 2000

Played Hockey, Hacked on Computers

Activities and Societies: Varsity Blues Hockey

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