Michael Lester is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Naval Postgraduate School. He was a decorated U.S. Marine Corps pilot and an IT and leadership instructor at the Naval Academy. He is currently the CISO for a multinational software development company and the co-founder and chairman of the board of LegacyArmour, a security and privacy protection and assurance firm that has offices both in the U.S. and in Europe.
Lester is a member of MENSA, holds Bachelor’s degrees in History and Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and an M.B.A. with emphasis in Leadership Development. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for both the U.S. and Europe (CIPP/US, CIPP/E), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association in the Midwest and is on the Advisory Committee for the University of South Florida Cybersecurity Executive Program. Michael speaks frequently throughout the country on topics of both security and privacy. Most recently, Lester spoke at: Secure360, The Computer Measurement Group, Modern Apps Live, Live360, The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, and The MNCLE Legal Conference on Privacy and Security.