Mike Saurbaugh

IANS Faculty

    Mike is the director of technical alliances with Cofense (formerly PhishMe), a phishing defense solutions organization, as well as the founder and principal consultant of First Security Alliance LLC, an independent information security advisory and assessment consultancy. He also serves as a mentor with Queen City Fintech in Charlotte, NC and was a Stars Mentor with MACH37 Cyber Accelerator. Likewise, Mike has served on the Cybersecurity Curriculum Advisory Committee at Alfred State College and Corning Community College in addition to regularly volunteer teaching high school students in cybersecurity fundamentals.

    • Phishing & Social Engineering
    • Threat Intelligence
    • Vulnerability Risk Management
    • Organizational Structure
    • Data Loss Prevention

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Speaker at information security conferences such as InfoSec World, (ISC)2, SecTor, ISACA, and Evanta
    • Journal Author for ISACA
    • Former Research Director at SecurityCurrent an online, security-focused publication
    • Former Head of Information Security and Technology Services at Corning Credit Union

    Certifications & Credentials

    • MS, Information Assurance – Walsh College
    • BSE, Education – State University of New York College at Cortland
    • Certificateof Study–Rochester Institute of Technology
    • CISSP – (ISC)2

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    In his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters, work out, drive his Jeep Wrangler, and cook.