Michael Hamilton, CISO

Information Security Expert
President, Founder of Critical Informatics, Inc.


Michael Hamilton, CISO, is the Founder and President of CI Security, formerly Critical Informatics, Inc., a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and information security consulting services.

With 25 years of experience in information security as a practitioner, consultant, executive and entrepreneur, Michael has worked with Fortune 100 companies to small private colleges, and in nearly every sector.

Michael has served as a Cybersecurity Policy Advisor for Washington State, is the former Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Seattle, and former Managing Consultant for VeriSign Global Security Consulting. In a previous life, he developed algorithms for hyperspectral remote sensing of the ocean at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

For the latest in cybersecurity news, follow Mike on Twitter at @seattlemkh, and CI Security at @critinformatics.