Michael C. Theis
Carnegie Mellon University
Mr. Michael C. Theis (pronounced Tice) uses his 25+ years as a Counterintelligence Supervisory Special Agent supporting the US Intelligence Community along with his 30+ years of concurrent computer systems engineering experience to aid the CERT Insider Threat Center further its research and development of socio-technical controls to prevent, detect, and respond to insider threats. He is also a Senior Member of the Technical Staff and the technical lead for the Insider Threat Research Team. Previously, Mr. Theis was the first-ever Cyber-Counterintelligence Program Manager for the National Reconnaissance Office, where he served as the Chief for Cyber-CI investigations and operations for over six years. In 2006, he was named one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders in the nation by COMPUTERWORLD Magazine. Mr. Theis is a frequent keynote speaker at government, private industry, and academic conferences, where he is a recognized thought leader for cyberspace intelligence and security issues. He has also guest lectured at Harvard and MIT on the challenges and opportunities of modeling human behavior in cyberspace.