Michael Smith

Michael SmithLead Technical Architect at Symantec

Michael Smith has been a Lead Technical Architect at Symantec Company since 2012. He is currently responsible for the delivery, service definition, supporting research, and continuous process improvement efforts for all technical services offered by the Cyber Readiness and Response group, a part of the Security Business Practice, at Symantec. In this role as a technology leader he works with customers to protect against and prevent real world attacks and also provide forward looking direction to ensure that our offerings are industry leading edge. He previously served as a Senior Manager at for nearly a decade where he was responsible for designing, building, and operating a national security operation center for a large government client – a service that extended to government clients in all 50 states. In this role, he assembled a team of security professionals that offered the following services via a 24x7 operational environment integrated with the Symantec Managed Security Services offering Security Event Monitoring, Incident Response and Computer Forensics, Malware Analysis, Network Vulnerability Assessment, Web Application Vulnerability Assessment, and Security Advisory Creation. Michael also led various technical projects for Semantic including:

  • Data mining security analyst performance information in order to drive efficiency and uniform security event analysis
  • The design and implementation of a custom incident response and ticketing system
  • MSS API development to allow the integration of Qualys Vulnerability Assessment data with the Symantec Managed Security Services offering
  • MSS API development to facilitate the integration of our SOC database and ticketing system with the event, ticket and device data being fed to us from the Symantec MSS SOC.