Savid Technologies, Inc.
18470 Thompson Court, 2B
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Michael A. Davis
CEO of Savid Technologies
Over the years, Michael Davis has earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading authorities
on IT security. The list of companies that rely on his council includes AT&T, GroupOn, the US
Department of Defense, and Discover Financial.
In 2005, Mr. Davis founded Savid Technologies. By 2010 it was number 611 on the Inc. 5000 list
of fastest growing companies in America.
Mr. Davis was a contributing author to Hacking Exposed, the best selling security book in the
world, and has recently penned Hacking Exposed: Malware and Rootkits.
He has worked with McAfee, Inc., a leader in anti-virus protection and vulnerability
management, and held the position of Senior Manager of Global Threats, leading a team of
researchers investigating confidential and cutting edge security research.
You will find his advice in InformationWeek where he is a Senior Contributing Author, and in
Information Week Analytics. His insights can also be found in the Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Davis's particular expertise extends to topics such as the relationship between security and
compliance, application security, penetration testing/ethical hacking, risk assessment, policy
development, and software security development life cycles.
Much of his time is spent lecturing, and conferences and conventions know him well, including
Blackhat, InfoSecWorld, FINSEC and CanSecWest. He is also an active developer in the Open
"The phrase "I can't" is the most powerful force of negation in the human psyche.
When done properly, security controls enable IT to say "we can".