With a focus on Internet, e-commerce and security, Michael Vatis provides insight into the risks facing the corporate world through new technologies today. His legal advice and strategic counsel as an international figure and conference speaker are highly sought-after around the globe.
Michael Vatis provides security insights into cyber privacy, artificial intelligence and encryption online, an expert in internet content, he has the knowledge of how to be safe online that every corporate leader needs to hear.
As a Partner at Steoptoe & Johnson LLP, he has spent over a decade dealing with internet law, privacy and developing counter-terrorism technologies online.
Previously, Michael headed the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Centre. He founded the US Government agency responsible for detecting, warning and responding to cyber attacks – from terrorism and espionage to the threat of information warfare. This encompassed the notorious ILOVEYOU virus and numerous cases of hacking.
Before joining the FBI, Michael served as Deputy Director of the Executive Office for National Security in the Department of Justice and advised the Attorney General on national security matters. He also worked as the Executive Director of the Markle Task Force.
He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School.
With an international reputation and insight into the global dilemmas of cyber security, Michael is in huge demand as an international conference speaker.