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At a glance:CEO Max Cybersecurity LLC, Keynote Speaker, Board Member IACI, Board Member of the University of Maryland Smith School, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and ICS-ISAC. Former Department of Homeland Security Cyber Official Mike Echols is now an international cyber speaker and business leader. Mike has provided keynotes for ISACA, the Canadian Economic Forum and many national security forums. He was featured on a PBS cybersecurity special called “Roadtrip Nation.” Mike is leading Max Cybersecurity in efforts to build a national culture of cybersecurity. Mike has led his team in the cyber requirement’s development for the Jacksonville Transit Authority’s autonomous vehicle system. He now leads efforts for American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to develop Recommended Practices and Standards for Operational Technology.
As the CEO and founder of MAX Cybersecurity LLC, a Washington DC 8a company with diverse clients and projects, I have over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, and risk management. I hold a CISSP certification and have provided Keynotes, authored and co-authored multiple publications and articles on cyber-related topics. I am also a frequent speaker and panelist at national and international events, sharing my insights and perspectives on cyber threats, best practices, and solutions.
My mission is to bring transparency to cybersecurity and expert support to emergency managers, government agencies, and private sector organizations. I lead a global effort to harmonize cyber management and enhance threat information sharing across various sectors and domains. I leverage my extensive background and network in homeland security, public safety, and counterterrorism to design and implement innovative and effective cyber strategies and programs. I am passionate about advancing national risk reduction practices and cyber education, and empowering others to become more cyber resilient.
Security ConsultancyDevelop and strengthen your strategy with tailored cyber security consultancy and vCISO services
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ProtectionProtect your digital identity from cyber criminals with a free dark web monitoring scan
Recovery SolutionsEnsure you can recover your business-critical data with our Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions
We love Michael A. Echols Their way of it advising is very easy to work with and to save ourselves for future protection. Most importantly, they communicate very well. They handle everything from minor software issues to migrating our whole organization over to G Suite.
— Joy James
Michael A. Echols was super helpful and provided thorough instructions to assist with troubleshooting my cyber security problem in my work. A great way of advising the problem! Thanks a bunch, Michael! I highly recommend it!
— Charlene Leonard
Michael A. Echols is an awesome IT Consultant. I don’t have to worry if he’s doing the correct thing or doing a good job. He is efficient, works hard, super personable and skilled at what he does. 5 star rating!
— Eric B.