Michael Allen is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Morningstar. He is responsible for setting enterprise security strategy, software and product security and disaster recovery. He has a background in software development and a strong interest in web application security. Recently, Allen’s efforts have been focused rugged DevOps, cloud and on integrating security methodologies into the software development life cycle. Allen has more than 15 years of experience in information technology for the finance, banking, startup, education, and telecommunications sectors. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo. He also holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation and is part of the leadership team for the Chicago Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).