Michael has spent over 20 years in information security and open source, having released his first open source package in 2001, published his first CVE in 2002, and contributed his first Linux kernel patch in 2006. Most recently, he co-founded and successfully exited a commercial open source and consulting business in legal technology. His work experience includes the world’s largest banks, governments, law firms, asset managers, and reinsurers, His research has been published in scientific journals, law reviews, and mainstream media, including Science, Physica A, and the New York Times. He holds an M.S.E in Financial Engineering, M.A. in Political Science, and B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Michael does some of his best thinking while felling trees – a modern lumberjack of all trades.