Michael Foster

Cyber Security Specialist, The Foster Institute,Inc.

This former computer club president is now the CEO and Founder of the Foster Institute, an IT security agency. As a network IT and security specialist, Foster is widely recognized for his broad range of technical expertise, and has helped hundreds of companies worldwide drive productivity and profits through improved IT practices. He empowers them to get the most ROI for IT spending.

Foster has consulted with and empowered hundreds of CEOs and business owners on best practices for protecting their computer systems. From performing security audits to helping organizations build their strategic plans, Mike helps leaders better understand their IT infrastructure and how it can lead to improved productivity without sacrificing security. Mike’s clients say that he provides them with more peace of mind and ultimately, a better night’s sleep.

Renowned for his IT expertise, Mike is the author of The Secure CEO: How to Protect Your Computer Systems, Your Company, and Your Job and A Practical Guide to Cyber Security for Top Level Executives. His ability to put difficult to understand concepts in easy to understand ways has garnered him respect from corporate leaders all over the world, and he has spoken at more than 1000 events worldwide.

Foster has earned numerous certifications, including Cisco Certified Network Associate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet, Microsoft Certified Trainer, CISA® (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISSP® (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), and PCI QSA Qualified Security Assessor.