Dr. Michael Mylrea is the Director of Cybersecurity for Operational Technology at GE Research, where he focuses on developing next generation AI/ML driven security solutions and products for Operational Technology (IIoT, ICS, IoT). He has +18 years’ experience leading cybersecurity, energy, technology and national security efforts. Prior to GE, he launched and led various tech start-ups and held senior positions in industry and government (PNNL, U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense, Deloitte, US Cyber Consequences Unit and Harvard Berkman Center. He holds +10 cybersecurity and technology patents and has led cybersecurity product and R&D efforts for various large industry and government organizations. Michael has helped influence various technology standards, working groups and regulations through active participation in The Group of Seven (G7), National Security Council, National Science Foundation, National Academy of Science, IEEE Blockchain Energy, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and various advisory & board positions (Tenable, Washington IoT Council, Rocky Mountain, University of Maryland’s Center for Accelerated Real-Time Analytics (CARTA).
Michael is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in the Department of Computer Science and Electric Engineering and a Senior Fellow at George Washington University’s (GWU) Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection. He completed his Doctorate as an NSA/NSF CyberCorps Fellow at GWU focused on Cybersecurity Resilience, completed an MA at Tufts University focused on Cybersecurity, while cross enrolled at Harvard Kennedy School, MS cybersecurity coursework at Western Governors University and two undergraduate degrees at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed various cybersecurity certifications and courses via SANS Institute, Harvard and MIT Sloan’s Executive Education programs.