Cybersecurity Speaker Michael Coates

Michael Coates

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


A leader in the innovative technology that prevents cloud data from being accessed without authorization. Speaker Michael Coates has developed security programs and overseen their implementation for some of the world's largest banks, corporations, and governments. Organizations book Michael Coates to learn about how security is eating the world, the future of security, and the strategies for securing the future of technology.

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    Michael Coates biography

    Cybersecurity speaker Michael Coates co-founded Altitude Networks and is also its CEO. San Francisco-based Altitude Networks is a startup that focuses on enterprise cloud security.

    The company uses innovative technology to prevent its customers’ cloud data from being accessed without authorization. It also protects it from malicious and accidental sharing, as well as information theft. In order to identify risk, Altitude Networks employ intelligent automation to delve into patterns and variations. They efficiently safeguard SaaS apps and cloud collaboration. 

    In the past, Michael served as Twitter’s Chief Information Security Officer. During his tenure at Twitter, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s information security program. His work at Mozilla and Twitter has impacted hundreds of millions of people.

    His other professional experience includes serving as OWASP’s chairman of the board of directors. OWASP is the most prominent non-profit application security organization in the world. In fact, the organization has 200 chapters in more than 100 countries worldwide. Michael serves as an advisor for several promising security startups.

    Speaker Michael Coates worked as Shape Security’s Director of Product Security before joining Twitter. When he took on this position, he radically changed Shape Security’s defenses against modern application attacks.

    Michael has developed security programs and overseen their implementation for some of the world’s largest banks, corporations, and governments. In 2012, SC Magazine named Michael as one of its Influential Security Minds. In addition, he has been an advisor to a number of startups.

    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.

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