Michelle Koblas

Director of Security, Guardian Analytics

Panel Discussion: Data Security

Michelle Koblas is the Director of Security for Guardian Analytics, a SaaS provider and the leader in solutions that detect and prevent Internet banking fraud. She is responsible for security for the company's SaaS platform, corporate information security, and business continuity planning.

As a client-focused leader, Michelle has over 25 years experience directing cross-functional IT and Information Security teams for companies such as Brocade, eBay and Cisco. Her responsibilities have included product and architectural review; global operational network management and design; policy development and contract negotiations; security awareness and training; and design and audit of security and operational controls, supporting compliance to PCI, HIPAA, ISO27001, and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Michelle has her CISSP certification and received an M.S. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Oregon and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington state. Her publications include documentation on the SOCKS protocol and research studies in network technologies and protocol applications. Michelle has been a speaker at technical conferences worldwide and is currently a member of ISSA, (ISC)2, IEEE, and the Executive Women's Forum (EWF).