CEO and Founder of Hakdefnet

Michael has worked on multiple projects globally from architecture to cyber security, working with some of the biggest fortune 50 companies and within the top 5 consulting industry. Some companies he has worked with and for include Accenture, Avanade, DELL, FSC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sophos and Symantec.

Michael is also the author of the chapter “Cyber Security: Future IT-Security Challenges for Tomorrow’s Leaders and Businesses”, and participated in an interview with IGI Global Promotions Coordinator Ann Lupold, elaborating on elevating issues in cyber security and cyber espionage, as well as the challenges that leaders and businesses face in confronting such issues. He also has written for various IT, Channel and Business publications and newspapers internationally.

Michael is certified as an ISO/IEC27001:2013 Lead Auditor and is the first cyber security trainer to ever be keynote speaker at Davos. A Liason for FBI Cyber Crimes Unit and US Secret Service (Cyber Crimes in the Finance Industry). Founder of HAKDEFNET and Auxilium Cyber Security (with recent exit).

Senior Threat Researcher for Hakdefnet


Jamey Austin is a Senior Threat Researcher for Hakdefnet International, Jamey has worked to help identify significant flaws in the security implementation of various operating system processes and has contributed by helping to proactively identify threats before they become widespread issues.¬† He feels that by collaborating with HDN, his otherwise independent contributions in threat detection will go much further to help improve the security posture of HDN’s large client base, in order to provide a better, safer future for us all.

Senior Cyber Analyst for Hakdefnet


Ben Martinez is a Senior Cyber Analyst / Forensics Analyst for Hakdefnet International, Born in Texas, raised in Mexico, fluent in English and Spanish. Has advised and worked for Northrop Grumman, Johnson Controls MX, AGM Lasko, Motivating Graphics, C&K Trucking, and others . He has also worked with structured cabling, cyber security, BCDR, incident response, cyber liaison / cyber negotiator, and analysis for 15 years independently. 
He feels that by collaborating with HDN, his otherwise independent contributions in Cyber Analysis and Forensics will help improve the security posture of HDN’s large client base and the lives of many people.

Quotes

Mike: “As the CEO and Founder at Hakdefnet I put my passion, research, time, efforts, energy and love into this company, its customers, partners and our people. As a security leader we will always do the research and find a win-win solution for all our customers and partners.
If we win and someone else has to lose we didn’t do our job correctly and consistently with our core values and beliefs.

We believe in fairness, honesty and transparency. We don’t tolerate abuse of our systems or data in any way. If this is what you have been searching for in a cyber risk intelligence company and service then guess what, you are finally home and part of our global family. Its about time you came home.”