Michael Coates

Former CISO at Twitter; Co-founder & CEO at Altitude Networks

Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

Travels From: San Francisco, USA

Michael Coates is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Michael Coates

    Former CISO at Twitter; Co-founder & CEO at Altitude Networks

    Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

    Travels From: San Francisco, USA

    Michael Coates is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Michael Coates Speaker Biography

    Michael Coates is the CEO & co-founder of Altitude Networks. Previously, Michael was the Chief Information Security Officer at Twitter. In this role he led the security program for Twitter across all elements of information security. He has led security programs impacting hundreds of millions of users at Twitter and Mozilla.

    He has also served as the chairman of the board of directors for OWASP, the largest non-profit application security organization spanning 200 chapters in over 100 countries around the world. Michael is heavily involved in the security startup space serving as an adviser for multiple exciting startups.

    Prior to Twitter, Michael was the Director of Product Security at Shape Security. In this role Michael worked with an amazing team to drastically change the way organizations defend their applications against modern application attacks.

    Before building and leading security programs, Michael spent six years as a hands-on security practitioner assessing, compromising, and securing the applications and networks for some of the largest banks, governments, and enterprises around the world. Michael has served as an advisor to multiple startups and was also honored in 2012 when he was selected as an SC Magazine Influential Security Mind.

    Michael is based in San Francisco with his wife, two children and two dogs.

    Michael Coates Keynote Topics

    Technology has transformed nearly every segment of our lives and will continue to dramatically impact the future. From transportation, to medicine, to communication, technology underpins every aspect of how we interact with the world, and with each other. However, every day we see examples of critical security failures impacting technology, and ultimately our lives. The fundamentals of security may be simple, but the implementation is far from it. There is a massive interconnection of technologies, an explosion of data, time to market drivers, and human interpretation is mixed throughout. The solution to this chaos is not to employ more humans toiling for security. Automate or die. The future of security is a dramatic shift to autonomy, scale and speed. Join me as we journey through a talk of controversial stances and hard realities to uncover a strategy for securing the future of technology.

    Michael Coates Speaking Videos

    Michael Coates - (in)Security is eating the world