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.