Contributor Profile

Michael Thelander

Job TitleDirector Product Marketing

Company NameVenafi


Michael Thelander leads go-to-market strategies for Venafi, the industry leader in machine identity protection. Michael has a 20-year track record leading product management and marketing teams, with a history of bringing enterprise-class software products to market. Michael received CISSP training through SANS and has been in the cybersecurity space for over ten years: before Venafi he spent 7 years heading product management at Tripwire, a perennial leader in configuration management, integrity monitoring and vulnerability assessment, followed by three years leading go-to market efforts for authentication and fraud prevention company iovation. His articles and interviews have appeared in SC Magazine, Cyber Defense Magazine, ITProfessional,, and other publications. He frequently speaks at industry events like BSides, ISACA, Gartner’s IAM Summit, and RSA. At Venafi his team is focused on market education and engagement, and he’s an evangelist for emerging machine identity strategies and practices.

Conference Sessions

  • Identities, Icebergs, and Headlines

    Wednesday12:10 - 12:3020 Nov 2019
    Innovation Stage

    Innovation Session Like the visible part of an iceberg, it’s machine identities, rather than human identities, that make up the vast majority of authentication...

    • Language: English
  • Crypto-Agility: Responding Quickly to Cybersecurity Events

    Thursday11:00 - 11:5021 Nov 2019
    Track 4: Security risk & compliance

    Organizations rely heavily on TLS and other encryption protocols to protect data. Yet, most are at risk because they don’t maintain crypto-agility. Learn the th...

    • Language: English

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