Title: Chief Operating Officer
Company: Cyber Defense Labs
Location: Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States
Michael Spotts, Chief Operating Officer at Cyber Defense Labs, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in security management.
For over 15 years, Mr. Spotts has provided superior service as a cyber security professional, in which he creates and manages security operation centers and oversees vulnerability management, security management, operational investigations, security event analysis, situational awareness, operational intelligence gathering and information security. During his career as a cybersecurity executive, Mr. Spotts has been renowned for his wide range of security and deep technical skills and has a track record of leveraging people, process, and technology to deliver disruptive services that drive business value while lowering overall risk.
Since 2007, Mr. Spotts has held several leadership roles including Director of Cyber Security Operations and Services at Comcast and General Manager of Cyber Development and Operations at British Telecom, two of the world’s leading global telecommunications, managed services, and security providers. Mr. Spotts has built and run more than 20 global cyber security operation centers that protect customers ranging from small-to-medium businesses all the way through to nation states. In what he considers to be a career highlight, he has also managed security for multiple Olympic Games, the Rugby World Cup and the G7 summit. In 2019 Mr. Spotts joined Cyber Defense Labs, a full lifecycle information security service provider in Dallas, as chief technology officer and he was promoted to chief operating officer in 2021.
In recognition of his talents in cybersecurity operations, Mr. Spotts has garnered an Infrastructure and Information Security Executive Leadership Award in 2018, a Chairman’s Award from Social & Tech in 2016 and 2017, a People’s Choice Award from BT 2016 Challenge Cup in 2016 and an Executive Leadership Award from Comcast. He attributes his success to growing up in a humble household and following the example of his hardworking parents. In the coming years, Mr. Spotts intends to impart his knowledge by publishing a book on how to build and successfully run a cybersecurity operation in today’s threat environment.
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