Michael is an experienced cybersecurity professional with over 20 years of industry experience. He is the co-founder and CEO of Kobalt Security Inc., a rapidly growing services provider that builds security programs for small and mid-sized business. As an internationally experienced expert leading global teams, Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, healthcare and telecom sectors, government and higher education organizations have relied on Michael’s counsel, and then grounded their implementation plans on his recommendations. A lengthy list of media outlets have sourced him as a security expert including: The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, USA Today, The New York Times, Business Week, Forbes, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and CBC News. Michael has spoken at conferences globally including the Vancouver and Victoria International Privacy and Security Summits, InfoSec London, InfoSec Moscow, and has lectured at Oxford University, The University of British Columbia and dozens of other higher education institutions to help foster the next generation of cyber security talent.
Articles by Michael Argast
Discussing the shifting trends in the cybersecurity industry, and the value of hands-on experience, skills development programs, and being flexible in hiring cybersecurity roles.