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Mike Owens

Senior Security Consultant

With a background in risk management, Mike Owens works on the Remediation Team at TrustedSec to help clients resolve complex challenges and implement security best practices across cloud and on-premises technologies. Mike has a wide range of expertise, including hardening Microsoft 365 and Azure environments, securing backup systems against ransomware attacks, building foundational security program capabilities, and devising customized strategies to address unique client situations.


  • Bachelor of Science, International Politics, Georgetown University
  • Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity, SANS Technology Institute
  • GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCSE)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • The Open Group Open FAIR certification for risk quantification

Mike is passionate about solving problems and helping people protect themselves and their organizations from cyber threats.

Featured Blogs And Resources

Discover the blogs, analysis, webinars, and podcasts by this team member.

Blog December 20 2022

Building a Strong Foundation With the Information Security Accelerator

Bottom Line Up Front Common threats like malware, ransomware, web application hacking, insider and privilege misuse, and targeted intrusions don't have to…

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Blog September 29 2022

Hardening Backups Against Ransomware

Human-operated ransomware represents a unique challenge to backup infrastructures. Unlike in other scenarios, ransomware attackers specifically target and…

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Webinars April 21 2021

Data Loss Prevention in a Remote-Work World

Join Remediation Security Consultants Phil Rowland and Mike Owens for insights on this important but misunderstood Office 365 feature.

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Webinars January 19 2022

Defending Backups Against Ransomware

Join Security Consultant Mike Owens and Remediation Director Paul Sems who will discuss how ransomware attackers are going after backups, identify common…

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Training Resources November 07 2024

Actionable Purple Team Simulation Online Training (November 7-8)

Learn how to create specific detections to identify early Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) in our online course. Designed for those looking to improve their…

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Training Resources August 03 2024

Black Hat USA Training - Applied Threat Hunting and Detection Engineering

Registration is now open for our Black Hat training on August 3-6, 2024

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Events TrustedSec HQ | June 25 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter Member Meeting June 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter June MeetupCome join us for our April Meetup! Our Cleveland Chapter is hosting an exciting in-person event for all cybersecurity…

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Webinars June 19 2024

Ask Me Anything: Software Security

While many are confident in the security of their software, absolute protection is never guaranteed. Attackers' toolkits are growing, and those who don't keep…

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Blog June 18 2024

Tips and Tricks on Creating Your First Conference Talk

Have you ever attended a security conference (or any conference for that matter) and thought about giving a presentation yourself, but don't know where to…

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News June 12 2024 - Ransomware attacks cost cities millions. Will Cleveland face the same fate?

During the first eight months of last year alone, ransomware attacks on local and state governments in the U.S. grew by 51% over the same period in 2022.…

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