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Mike Wertheimer

Senior Advisor

Dr. Wertheimer was Managing Director for Cyber Security Strategy at Morgan Stanley and led all facets of the firm’s technology and information risk strategic portfolio. He is the chief architect of the firm’s defense in depth network architecture and led a small team of world-class cyber professionals responsible for threat hunting and adversarial pursuit.

Dr. Wertheimer was the Research Director of the National Security Agency and has been at the forefront of national security for more than three decades. As Director of Research he led more than 500 civilian scientists in the advancement of cryptology, cyber security, trusted systems, big-data collection and processing, intelligence analysis, and high-performance computing.

Dr. Wertheimer spent 26 years at the National Security Agency in a career arc that took him from cryptologist to senior technical leader to senior executive leader. He was involved in every major global issue from 1982 to the present, including the events of 9/11 and the subsequent War on Terror. He is the recipient of many awards for his public service, to include a Presidential Rank Award, the Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and the Director’s Distinguished Medal.

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