Mike Aiello

Mike Aiello has more than 20 years of technology industry with expertise in cloud security, privacy, risk management, large scale infrastructure security, machine learning and fraud protection.

Most recently, Mike served as the CEO of AppGate, a Cybersecurity company which spun out of Cyxtera (read more)

Aiello was previously a Cybersecurity Executive at Google where he was the Director of Product Management for Google Cloud Platform Security. Additionally, Mike serves as a Board Director or Board Advisor to cybersecurity, technology and investment companies in New York, California and Maryland.

At Google, Mike's risk management, data protection, and privacy products help secure thousands of businesses and billions of people every day. In 2017 and 2018, these products unblocked more than one billion dollars of revenue for Google Cloud. Before joining Google, he served as Chief Information Security Officer at Goldman Sachs, where he helped secure Marcus, the company’s digital retail bank and established the company’s Consumer Trust and Technology Risk Committee.

Mike was the founder and CEO of DIFRwear, a leading manufacturer of radio-frequency identification (RFID) blocking wallets, passport cases, and badge sleeves. The company and products have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, and others. Mike also founded LifeEnsured, a company which allowed customers to privately manage their online identities after death, which was acquired in 2012 by DSwiss.

Mike has spoken for a variety of audiences from large cyber events like the Gartner Information Security & Risk Management Conference to policy discussions at the Council on Foreign Relations. He regularly works with CEOs, CIOs, and CISOs advising on technology and security risk management. Outside of security, Mike works on engineering efforts to plant trees and previously served on the U.S. Leaders Council for Cordaid, an international relief organization.

Mike has an MBA from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Computer Science focused on Information Assurance from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and has authored several patents related to cybersecurity and privacy.

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