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Educated as a Nuclear Engineer, Michael spent six years creating proprietary software platforms for the automation and monitoring processes of Nuclear Power Plants. Michael uses his experience and method of applying multiple layers of protection and defense to Information Technology Management and Security.
He holds advanced degrees in systems development, and has designed multiple solutions providing high performance and availability. In the beginning of his career Michael wrote multiple security libraries utilizing low level ASSEMBLER coding. After moving to the US, Michael restarted his career as a programmer and started his own business:
Digital Edge was created in 1998, with the rise of e-commerce, Michael wanted to bring revolutionary systems. As he started understanding that the technological world is ever evolving, his company began to blossom, adding on more and better services for clients. Services including Private and Hybrid Cloud solutions, NOC and SOC, 24/7 System Support, and Compliance Services. That is why our motto is “Digital self-defense gives you the Edge”.
Michael believes that the current hysteria around Cybersecurity is mostly driven by marketing and doesn’t necessarily show the reality. Successful breaches aren’t very common but many security vendors use the fear to sell products that aren’t really necessary.
Building defense systems must be risk driven but also requires the understanding of your opponents. Michael thinks that understanding the hacker’s mindset, goals and techniques will improve reliabilities of cybersecurity programs as well as save a lot of money. What’s on the mind of the creators of cybersecurity weaponry? How will those weapons be used, who’s planning on using those weapons and how they plan on making money from the dark side – all of that in the coming podcast with Michael Petrov.