CISO for Hire

Michael Scheidell, CISO

Information Security, Governance, Compliance and Risk Consultant for Hire as Interim, Contract or Retained CISO for short term or long term projects.

Certified CISO, Senior Member ISSA, Senior Member IEEE – Computer Society

Michael Scheidell, CISSP, CCISO, SMIEEE is a corporate Information Risk Management and Privacy Expert and has worked with large multinational corporations in government, finance, transportation, critical infrastructure, manufacturing and healthcare.

A recognized expert in the information security and privacy community with a strong history of innovation. Frequent conference speaker and subject matter expert in Information Security, Governance Risk, Compliance, and corporate privacy and has worked to secure US critical infrastructure in Financial, Health Care, BIOTECH, Rail, Transportation and Utility companies.

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Security Privateers was founded by Michael Scheidell, a recognized subject matter expert in the field of Information Security and Digital Privacy.

Why Privateers?  

Like the privateers of yesteryear, we are a dedicated group of individuals, who are in fact, individuals, not part of a corporate cog.  Our reputation, and livelihood depends on our last engagement.  Not on an employment contract.  We love what we do, and we do it with passion.

Our firm specializes in three areas:

First, providing virtual CISO's to emerging growth and small businesses that need a seasoned professional on a fractional, contract  or outsourced basis.  Expertise includes Storage, Networking, Security, Cloud, VOIP and Business Intelligence.

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Second, providing technical due-diligence for Investment Banks, M & A and Private Equity Funds and, 

Third, providing security professionals for IT Security Audits, Risk Assessments and Penetration Testing

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