Mike Wilkes is the former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SecurityScorecard. Wilkes was responsible for developing enterprise-wide security programs to protect corporate systems as well as growing and extending the SecurityScorecard platform to customers, executives, and boards of directors.
Wilkes is a technology evangelist with experience reaching back to the earliest days of the internet and the birth of ecommerce (he and his team built, launched, and supported starbucks.com in 1998), Mike has been leading the digital transformation of globally renowned brands such as Sony Playstation, Macy’s, nVidia, KLM, and many others. Before joining SecurityScorecard, he was the VP, Information Security at ASCAP and the Director of Information Security, Enterprise Architecture, and DevOps teams for Marvel Entertainment.
Mike has held leadership roles in financial services with hedge fund AQR Capital as Vice President in the Information Technology Group and prior to that as Manager of the Enterprise Server Platform for the CME Group. Earlier roles performed while living abroad in Europe saw him designing and hardening critical energy sector infrastructure for Nuon and RWE, authoring Rabobank’s first global trading technology vision document, creating the world’s first bank MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) as well as delivering a security audit of the euro printing facilities for Royal Johan Enschedé (founded in Haarlem, Netherlands in 1703) to renew their accreditation with the European Central Bank.
Mike received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a Master’s degree from Stanford University. He is the author of Cisco Internet Applications and Solutions (Cisco Press, 2002) and joined NYU as an Adjunct Professor Teaching infosec to graduate students for the Computer Science and Engineering department.