Michael Simon

Chief Technical Officer, Creation Logic Mike has been working in computer security and policy development since 1985, working at the time for the University of Idaho, a regional pioneer in computer security and one of the first NSA Centers of Excellence in Information Assurance Education, Mike built the network laboratory infrastructure used for the research programs that support the center and taught Senior and Graduate courses in networking and network topology.

From 1993 through the present time, Mike has been involved in building security awareness and improving the security posture for hundreds of companies as Chief Scientist for his own consulting firms. Mike is responsible for designing security policy that protects multiple industries, including health care, biotech, military, streaming media, power infrastructure, water infrastructure, financial institutions, e-commerce and aerospace.

One of Mike’s special areas of interest is building secure reliable information infrastructure for rapidly growing firms, assisting with IT planning, building collaboration infrastructure and IT governance structures which allow information security to enable business processes. Significant clients in this area include:

• Pathogenesis
• Immunex
• Siemens Medical Division
• Spacelabs Medical
• Cell Therapeutics
• Ceptyr, Inc
• Molecumetics
• Philips Ultrasound, Inc.
• Capital Stream / HCL
• ShareBuilder / ING
• Boeing Employees Credit Union
• Regal Financial Bank
• Moneytree
• Mutual of Enumclaw
• Providence Healthcare
• Virginia Mason Medical Center
• Northwest Hospital
• Microsoft
• Boeing Connexion
• Nordstrom's
• Black Lowe and Graham
• Bogle and Gates
• Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness
• Stoel Rives

Mike is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Washington and occasionally lectures at Seattle University, University of Idaho and several civic organizations on the subject of information assurance and computer security. He sits on the advisory board for the Information Assurance certificate program for the University of Washington Information School, the Advisory Board for the Computer Science Department at the University of Idaho and on the Founders Board for the Information School at the University of Washington. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Idaho.