Colonel Michael F. Brown, Former Chief Information Security Officer of the FAA, Joins Deloitte

Oct 06, 2010, 12:00 ET from Deloitte

Washington, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Colonel Michael Brown, former chief information security officer of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has joined Deloitte's federal technology risk practice as a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Col. Brown will be part of the leadership team that will specialize in formulating and driving strategies in risk management and cyber security, including cyber threat intelligence.  He will also engage with Deloitte's customer base in the federal government sector.

"The addition of Col. Michael Brown shows Deloitte's commitment to build our capabilities in cybersecurity.  He brings with him a tremendous pedigree in cyber awareness and secure IT infrastructure development," said Ray Winn, managing partner, federal audit and enterprise risk services, Deloitte & Touche LLP.  "Col. Brown has been regarded as an innovative leader in the security sector for his work in transportation, commerce and education.  His ability to translate vision into action makes him perfect for this role."

Col. Brown brings nine years of federal experience and more than 30 years of service in the United States Army to Deloitte. In his most recent role at the FAA, he oversaw all of the agency's enterprise-wide information systems security efforts.  Under his leadership, the FAA did not have a single cyber attack that disrupted operations.  

"We are thrilled to welcome Col. Brown to Deloitte after his long and distinguished career in government," said Amry Junaideen, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP and federal technology risk leader. "At Deloitte, we strive to attract and recruit the best, most highly experienced and respected leaders so we can bring their insights to our clients.  That's why we wanted Col. Brown on our cybersecurity team, and we are excited about his ability to further expand our strength and leadership in providing cyber solutions to the federal government."      

At the FAA, Col. Brown built an enterprise-wide security program with repeatable processes, reducing the number of high-risk vulnerabilities from hundreds to just 20.  He was also responsible for the growth of the FAA's Cyber Security Management Center (CSMC) from a basic Security Operations facility into a recognized Center of Excellence providing outsourced support to numerous departments across the government.  The enhanced data visualization techniques developed under Col. Brown's leadership improved security for all who depend on the CSMC for defense against cyber attack.

Prior to his role in the FAA, Col. Brown served as chief information officer for the Army National Guard and as the director of the Army's Information Assurance Office.  In 2001, he retired with the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Army after 32 years of service.  Brown was recognized in 1999 and 2010 on Federal Computer Week's "Federal 100" list.

"My service with the FAA and other government agencies has shown me the importance of strategic cyber solutions," said Col. Brown.  "I am honored to add my experience and knowledge to Deloitte's federal government team and clients, and am excited to bring the firm's outstanding cybersecurity solutions to even more areas of the federal government."

Brown earned a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York, a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a public school administration degree from Bucknell University.  Other honors include the Secretary's Excellence Award for Cyber Security from the Department of Transportation as well as the Team Award, the Legion of Merit (2), the Meritorious Service Medal (2).

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