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MIKE SHEWARD

Founder, Secure Being LLC

Mike Sheward loves information security. He does not love the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) often used by certain vendors and media when they talk about information security, with a side agenda.

Mike has worked in information security for about a fifteen years, and during that time he’s built a reputation of being someone reliable, who quietly ‘gets it’, and can get the job done. Whether the job involves testing the security of a web application or network (penetration testing), performing a digital forensics investigation and reporting on the evidence, creating engaging content regarding information security or simply having a discussion about the best way to do something securely.

Mike founded Secure Being on the premise that convergent technologies have made our lives so much simpler, but in doing so they’ve also opened us up to new methods of harm. To prevent fear from any source winning out and disrupting connected lives, Secure Being’s purpose is to educate, test and help consumers understand information security as it applies to them as human beings.

Mike currently holds the following industry information security certifications

  • (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • (ISC)2 Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (United States) (CCFP-US)

  • (ISC)2 Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Professional (HCISPP)

  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • EC-Council Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

  • AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE)

  • Tigerscheme Qualified Security Tester (QST)

  • CompTIA Security+