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Michael Davis Bio


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Michael Davis Bio

  1. 1. Phone: 708-532-2843 Fax: 708-231-9811 Web: 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 Source community. "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".