Michael Argast, Co-Founder and CEO Kobalt Security Inc. and Sky Northern Security Alliance

Michael Argast is an experienced cyber security professional with over 20 years of industry experience. He is the co-founder and CEO of Kobalt Security Inc., a start-up security service provider for mid-sized organizations. He is also the founder of the Sky Northern Security Alliance, an affiliation of over 350 independent information security consultants worldwide.

In addition, Michael ran several security functions within TELUS for 5 years, and previously ran Sales Engineering worldwide for Sophos, leading 120 staff in 17 countries.

Michael has been a guest speaker at previous BC Aware events and at the Privacy and Security conference in Victoria as well as global lectures in Moscow, Madrid and Oxford University. Michael is a strong supporter of growing the breadth and diversity of the security community and welcoming students and career changers into the field. You can connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter (@michaelargast).