Michael C. Theis

Carnegie Mellon University

Mr. Michael C. Theis (pronounced Tice) uses his 25+ years as a Counterintelligence Supervisory Special Agent supporting the US Intelligence Community along with his 30+ years of concurrent computer systems engineering experience to aid the CERT Insider Threat Center further its research and development of socio-technical controls to prevent, detect, and respond to insider threats. He is also a Senior Member of the Technical Staff and the technical lead for the Insider Threat Research Team. Previously, Mr. Theis was the first-ever Cyber-Counterintelligence Program Manager for the National Reconnaissance Office, where he served as the Chief for Cyber-CI investigations and operations for over six years. In 2006, he was named one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders in the nation by COMPUTERWORLD Magazine. Mr. Theis is a frequent keynote speaker at government, private industry, and academic conferences, where he is a recognized thought leader for cyberspace intelligence and security issues. He has also guest lectured at Harvard and MIT on the challenges and opportunities of modeling human behavior in cyberspace.

Michael C. Theis
Michael C. Theis
Chief Counterintelligence Expert
CERT Insider Threat Center, Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University