Dr. Michael Mylrea is a Senior Fellow for Cyber Security at George Washington University’s Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P). Michael leads various industry and government cyber security R&D projects, including one of the first and largest blockchain projects in the U.S. focusing on optimizing and securing critical infrastructure. Michael has over 15 years of experience developing solutions for complex cybersecurity and technology challenges for various Fortune 100 companies. He launched and led Cyber Innovation Development, a successful cyber security consultancy and has held senior technical and leadership positions working with the U.S. Department of Energy and Defense, Deloitte, US Cyber Consequences Unit, Lakeside Oil, MIT Lincoln Lab, Harvard Berkman Center, and Good Harbor Consulting (Senior Advisor to Richard Clarke). He is member of Washington State’s IoT Council, an NSF Executive CyberCorps Fellow, a blockchain cybersecurity advisor to Rocky Mountain Institute and EXEDEC. He has a forthcoming book on blockchain cybersecurity. His thought leadership has appeared in more than 60 news and technical journal publications, television, congressional testimony and numerous keynote presentations. Michael completed his doctorate focused on cyber resilience and organizational change at George Washington University. Michael received an MA at the Fletcher School at Tufts University while cross enrolled at Harvard Kennedy School, an MS in cybersecurity at Western Governors University and two undergraduate degrees at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a recipient of a number of distinguished awards (Fulbright Scholarship, CyberCorps, DoS Critical Language Scholarship, Rosenthal Fellowship, FDD National Security Fellowship, Top 99 Future Leaders Award). Michael is proficient in Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, basic Portuguese and various computer languages.