Michael Theis

Assistant Director for Research, CERT Insider Threat Center, Carnegie Mellon University

Michael C. Theis (pronounced Tice) uses his 25+ years as a Counterintelligence 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 at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Previously, Theis was the first-ever Chief of Cyber-Counterintelligence 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.