Michael Garcia

Director, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Michael Garcia

Director, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Biography

Mike is a PhD economist and Federal 100 award winning cyber security expert. He’s currently serves at the National Institute of Standards and Technology implementing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, working to catalyze a marketplace of innovative online identity solutions through pilot programs, a private sector-led organization developing the Identity Ecosystem Framework, and early federal adoption of innovative technologies.

Mike has focused on cyber economics at NIST since 2011 and was previously with the Department of Homeland Security. He has also worked as a market research manager and software engineer. His dissertation analyzed the conditions that induce firms to invest in preventing data breaches and to report them when they happen.