Prof. Mike Wilkes
Adjunct Professor, New York University
Mike Wilkes is a security professional who has built, transformed and protected companies such as SecurityScorecard, ASCAP, Marvel Entertainment, AQR Capital, ING Bank, Rabobank, CME Group, Sony, Macy's as well as European banks and airlines. Nominated as a member of the World Economic Forum in 2020, he has served on working groups for cyber resilience in the oil and gas industry as well as quantum security. He started his career with the US Department of Education in the far western laboratory, supporting California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah K-12 public education. A Stanford graduate and author of a book for Cisco Press in 2002, he is a featured speaker at technology conferences for Black Hat, SANS, and Gartner and is an adjunct professor at NYU teaching cybersecurity courses. An avid jazz fan and musician, he is also on the board of trustees for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.