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Interim/Contract CIO/CISO Management Services

-- Executive-level security leadership that created and improved technology and security postures in enterprise environments.


As a consultant and interim Chief Information/Security Officer (CIO/CISO) for several clients, Mike Daveler possesses a unique combination of deep security and IT management and technical experience in planning, developing and implementing information technology and security solutions to address business and strategic needs.  As a CIO/CISO, Mike is responsible for the overall direction of all security associated with Information Technology applications, data, communications, computing services, protection services and privacy of the corporation and its clients.
Mike was formerly the Chief Information Officer for five years at Cohen, Shapiro, Polisher, Shiekman and Cohen, a large regional Philadelphia, PA law firm, where he was responsible for strategic planning and day-to-day operations and security for the multi-platform computer and telecommunications systems.
Below are a few examples of CIO/CISO and other management engagements: 
Current Interim Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Industry-Leading Prepaid Debit-Card Company.
  • Currently leading efforts for obtaining SSAE16 SOC 1 Type 2 certification.
  • Developed and implemented information security policies, procedures and standards; handled all security-related documents and information requests from current and potential business partners.
  • Developed business continuity platform requirements with a Tier-One hosting provider and successfully implemented an automated failover disaster recovery plan to their alternate datacenter resulting in secure failover and redundancy.
Current Interim Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Industry-Leading International Program Marketing and Customer Loyalty Rewards Program Company.
  • Currently leading efforts to obtain PCI Level 1 certification.
  • Provided security guidance and secure system security design and operational requirements for a co-branded electronic wallet with a leading credit card company partner.
  • Redesign of internal network and server architecture to limit access to and auditing of access to credit card and other sensitive data.  Redesign included secure transmissions of data from cloud systems to internal systems.
Interim Chief Information/Security Officer (CIO/CISO), High-Profile National USA Law Firm.
  • Overall management of a staff of 30 direct reports.
  • Implemented Storage Area Network (SAN) with Fiber-Optic switch backbone for increased security, faster data access, secure data storage and centralized backup for greater disaster recovery/business continuity functionality.
  • Designed methodology and led efforts for a major database cleanup and re-design effort resulting in more accurate reporting and case statistics.  Also developed a project to design a centralized client/matter database to store full life-cycle information required to manage all practice areas.

Interim Chief Information/Security Officer (CIO/CISO), Large CLEC Telecommunications Company.

  • Overall management of a staff of 20 direct reports.  Implemented performance objectives and developed recurring evaluation periods.
  • Reviewed a security assessment performed by a Big Four security audit firm; involved in review and assessment of report.  Developed a prioritized list of vulnerabilities to be remediated based on criticality; successfully project managed schedules and resources to completion of all security and infrastructure improvement tasks.
  • Implemented SDLC methodologies resulting in more secure application coding practices and greater adherence to delivery dates.
Security Lead/SME and Project Manager, Major USA City’s 311 Call Center.
  • Performed Infrastructure and security reviews; designed meshed, high-availability firewall and router enhancements for securing the call center technology environment.  Led successful project to integrate Cisco and Nortel core router, switch and Firewall equipment into the call center infrastructure leading to lower costs, faster throughput and higher availability.
  • Worked with city infrastructure and security teams to validate security infrastructure design proposals.  Developed project plans, communicated and coordinated changes with city agencies and departments.  Leader of teams in successfully testing and implementing changes providing immediate security to the call center server environment.
  • Assisted City technology teams to evaluate firewall ruleset modifications, and to design and test GPO’s for secure workstation access to call center server applications.