Michael Santarcangelo

Michael Santarcangelo develops exceptional leaders and powerful communicators with the security mindset for success. The founder of Security Catalyst, he draws on nearly two decades of experience of success advancing security in variety of operational roles. He guides leaders and teams on the best next step of their journey.

Are you ready to anticipate breach?

The security talent shortage and your leadership opportunity

The security talent shortage and your leadership opportunity

Instead of focusing energy on a perceived lack of talent, invest your leadership in solutions that develop the workforce we need today and in the future

How to get funding and support for your security program

How to get funding and support for your security program

Getting the funding and support you need to create and operate a successful security program is a process. Here are the steps successful security leaders follow and how you can get started.

8 steps successful security leaders follow to drive improvement

These are the steps successful security leaders follow to reframe their efforts and enjoy the success of an improved program, less stress, and recognition from other leaders

7 inspiring ideas for security leaders

7 inspiring ideas for security leaders

Small changes lead to big improvements in both security posture and leadership

3 ways to reduce BYOD legal liability with the right conversation

As "bring your own device" (BYOD) reshapes the way organizations handle technology, how do we handle the uncertainty of legal liability and security concerns?

The real security lesson Windows XP taught us is to challenge our assumptions

Launched in October 2001, today (really) marks the end of support for the Windows XP operating system. As the 12+ year run of Windows XP comes to an end, it holds some curious lessons.

Why you need a security buddy (and how to find one)

At a school event, I noticed my son sitting and talking with a younger boy. When I asked who he was, my son explained, "he's my kinder buddy!"

To Work Better, You Need a Change of Perspective

"Is that Charlie?" booms a voice. "It's been years. Man, great to see you!"

Let someone break the rules to improve security

"Daddy, can I stay up late tonight?"

Is your definition of security holding you back?

Without a clear definition of security that is consistent through out your team, how can you expect people in your organization to comply?

Master two words to advance your security career

"Don't screw up. When you do good, no one pays attention, but if you screw up, the weight of the world will be dropped on your shoulders."

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