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Advanced Information Solutions, Inc., founded in 1995 by Mike Daveler and located near Philadelphia, PA, provides security and other related services to clients in all locations and industries.

Our company is known as an innovative security consulting firm specializing in high-level, cost-effective CIO/CISO services, forensic investigations and incident management handling, vulnerability assessments and compliance audits, and engineering and infrastructure security design and improvements. 

 

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Michael Daveler, CISSP, GPEN, MCSE, Security+
President and Founder
 

Mike is a visionary, goal-oriented Senior IT Security Executive with a 25+ year managerial, security and technical background highly functional in the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Director of IT Risk Management, or similar senior level position. He also provides hands-on forensic and incident handling services, performs vulnerability assessments/regulatory audits, and security engineering/infrastructure designs, assessments and improvements.

 

 

Expert-level understanding of:

Cisco, Juniper, Check Point, Fortinet, 3Com, Nortel, etc firewalls/routers/switches; TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, VPN;  EIGRP/BGP/OSPF/RIP routing protocols; secure architecture and VLAN design and security controls; Microsoft Server 2003/2008 , UNIX/Linux and AS/400 Operating Systems and hardening procedures; Active Directory security design and operational requirements; WAN connectivity.

Information Security Standards and Best Practices (ISO/IEC 27000 series, NIST-SP800, COBIT, OWASP, ITIL, etc.), and specific industry security regulations (PCI 2.0, SSAE16/SOC Type 1 and 2, HIPAA-HITECH, Sarbanes-Oxley section 404, GLBA section 501, FISMA.

Mike has a demonstrated experience in planning, developing and implementing information technology security solutions to address business and strategic needs. Strategically and cost-effectively utilized technology in alignment with corporate security goals; has consistently improved security postures in enterprise environments. Mike displays a firm grasp of all aspects of asset management and protection, including physical security, audit and compliance, and network/information/IT security. Utilizes strong leadership skills to guide and motivate teams toward achieving and exceeding goals as well as maintaining client/customer satisfaction. Remains abreast of changing trends to effectively assess various environments and maintain competitive advantages.

 

Mike's expertise in both the technical and management areas provides him with the ability to see things from the end-user, technical, and management perspectives. One of his strengths is the ability to use sound management principles to successfully design, implement and complete even the most challenging technology projects. He also understands that technology introduction and expansion is only successful if it is designed to be effectively used by the individuals, and to have the plan clearly explained to management and to the end users.

 

In his consulting role, Mike has worked with a very diverse list of clients. On all engagements, however, he provided the same type of high-quality, high-energy focus that has allowed him to be extremely successful regardless of the size of the client or the scope of the engagement.

 

Prior to starting the company, Mike was employed in the legal profession for more than fifteen years in progressively increasing areas and levels of responsibility. For five years of that time Mike served as the Chief Information Officer/Chief Security Officer for the law firm of Cohen, Shapiro, Polisher, Shiekman and Cohen, a regional law firm that comprised 106 attorneys and more than 300 total employees with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lawrenceville and Toms River, New Jersey.

 

As Chief Information Officer, Mike was responsible for the strategic, long-term and day-to-day operations for the implementation of technology on multi-user, multi-platform computer and telecommunications systems for the three offices. During his tenure he helped bring the firm from a stand-alone environment to one which was technologically above many of the top firms in the region. One of his greatest accomplishments was instilling a sense of leadership, camaraderie, and a "can-do" attitude in the MIS team. The leadership qualities seemed to take root-three members of the IT Team went on to become MIS Directors.

 

Prior to the Chief Information Officer position, Mike was a Senior Paralegal and Manager for eleven years at the law firms of Cohen Shapiro, Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz, Rothgerber Appel Powers & Johnson, and Hummel James & Mihalik. Mike primarily specialized in the management of complex litigation cases, utilizing computers and technology extensively for this purpose, with two of the larger cases being the Three Mile Island nuclear defense and the John M. King bankruptcy matter. This background provided him with extensive project management experience and subjected him to the rigors of intense pressure and time commitments needed for working under tight trial deadlines. He also managed and developed training programs for the firm's paralegals.