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CEO, Max Cybersecurity LLC

Michael A. Echols


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.

Mike is a previous Chairman of the Communications Sector where he led national risk assessment efforts across wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast and satellite. Mike was also the Designated Federal Official for the President’s NSTAC – 30 CEO level members from Defense, IT and Comm Sector companies making recommendations to the President. Mike Chaired the Network Security Information Exchange consisting of cybersecurity experts from Canada, UK, Australia, Canada and the U.S. He also served as the U.S. Representative to the NATO CCPC.

Mike has also 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.

His team recently performed cyber-physical exercises for major U.S. Ports. Max Cybersecurity is also working with DHS on the implications of 5G deployment.

Mike is a previous Chairman of the Communications Sector where he led national risk assessment efforts across wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast and satellite. Mike was also the Designated Federal Official for the President’s NSTAC – 30 CEO level members from Defense, IT and Comm Sector companies making recommendations to the President. Mike Chaired the Network Security Information Exchange consisting of cybersecurity experts from Canada, UK, Australia, Canada and the U.S. He also served as the U.S. Representative to the NATO CCPC.

Mike has also 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. Mike has consulted with the government of the USVI several federal agencies to offer a holistic view of the cybersecurity challenge.

Mike is now an international speaker on national resilience and has authored four Forbes online articles on Smart technology. He was featured on a PBS cybersecurity special called “Roadtrip Nation.” Mike is magazine columnist. His team recently performed cyber-physical exercises for major U.S. Ports. Max Cybersecurity is also working with DHS on the implications of 5G deployment.

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