Michael Tanji is an intelligence and cybersecurity expert who began his career as a member of the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corps. He served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in signals intelligence, human intelligence, computer security, and information security, both on active duty and as a civilian intelligence officer in various intelligence agencies.

After leaving government service in 2005 Michael worked in various cybersecurity and intelligence roles in private industry. He has held co-founder and executive roles in multiple start-ups, including Kyrus Tech, Carbon Black, Senrio, and Syndis.

Michael’s most recent book is Working in Cybersecurity, an oral history of the people who strive to make cyberspace a safer and more secure place. He is also the editor of and a contributor to Threats in the Age of Obama, a compendium of articles on wide-ranging national and international security issues. He has been interviewed by radio and print media on his experiences and expertise on security and intelligence issues.

Michael was awarded a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Hawaii Pacific University, a master’s degree in computer fraud and forensics from George Washington University. He earned the CISSP credential in 1999.

Work With Mike

If you need cybersecurity or intelligence expertise you’re welcome to email me and I’ll be happy to talk specifics and see if it makes sense for us to work together. You can find a little more detail about my past roles and accomplishments at LinkedIn. Paid engagements take priority, so please be patient if yours is a general purpose query or search for information.