Michael Peters is the CEO of Lazarus Alliance, Inc. and Continuum GRC and has served as an independent information security consultant, executive, researcher and author. He is an internationally recognized and awarded security expert with years of IT and business leadership experience and many previous executive leadership positions.

From a credential perspective, Michael holds an Executive Juris Doctor in Cyberspace Law; a certified MBA in IT Management, undergraduate degree in IT Security, CISSP, QSA, CRISC, CISM, SCPA, CCE, CMBA, SCSA and he is an ISSA Hall of Fame recipient.

Peters is the serial entrepreneur and innovator behind the IT Audit Machines™, the Policy Machine™Cybervisor™, “Your Personal CXO™” information security network, the Security Trifecta™ philosophy, Survival Guidance series of audit protocols, and the globally popular Holistic Operational Readiness Security Evaluation (HORSE) Project™. He has also been responsible for a plethora of innovations, efficiencies and business enhancements for his employers throughout his career.

In the realm of thought leadership, Michael is the author of “Securing the C Level”, “Governance Documentation and Information Technology Security Policies Demystified”, “The Security Trifecta™” and thousands of blogging, tweeting, social media networking and professional network syndication and industry feature publications. He has contributed significantly towards curriculum development as adjunct professor for graduate degree information security, advanced technology, cyberspace law, and privacy programs and toward industry standard professional certifications.

He has been featured in many publications and broadcast media outlets as the “Go to Guy” for executive leadership, information security, cyberspace law, and governance. Michael’s influence reaches deep into the international business community. As a highly accomplished, senior IT corporate officer and recognized expert in IT operations, systems, data, and network security, risk and privacy, At his current career position, Michael’s leadership and influence has reached deeply into the international business community for dozens of corporations of all sizes throughout the world.