Mike Rothman is President of Securosis, a pioneer in security leadership and the Author of The Pragmatic CSO. He specializes in the sexy aspects of security, like protecting networks and endpoints, security management, and compliance. After 20 years in security, he's one of the guys who “knows where the bodies are buried.” Starting his career as a programmer and a networking consultant, Rothman joined META Group in 1993 and spearheaded META’s initial foray into information security research. Rothman held senior positions at SHYM Technology, CipherTrust, TruSecure and eIQnetworks. After getting fed up with vendor life, Rothman joined Securosis in 2010 to provide a voice of reason in an over-hyped yet underwhelming security industry.