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Mike Jordan


Principal, CSO Compass

Location: Sunnyvale, CA


Certified ScrumMaster



Mike Jordan has spent decades working with the latest cutting-edge technology in a number of fields. He most recently managed educational software product development at seven sites for Cengage Learning, introducing the Scrum framework and agile development practices as well as structured security methods. These Cengage SaaS products included homework, assessment, outcomes management and reference material applications for higher education. Mike has managed software development, documentation, QA, testing, SaaS operations and security at a number of companies in such diverse fields as SaaS (Cengage Learning and PlaceWare), game systems (3DO), high-performance systems (Ridge Computers) and embedded systems (Network Computing Devices).


Mike is a software developer at heart and prior to his management experience worked on software in research and simulations at GE; compilers, design automation and operating systems at Honeywell working on Multics; transaction-based file systems and early laptop computers at Gavilan Mobile Computers and embedded systems at Network Computing Devices.


Mike has provided security expertise for companies ranging from large financial services companies to online game startups. These reviews have dealt with topics including security architecture, risk analysis, code review and third-party suppliers. Mike has held the position of CISO for a major SaaS company. His SaaS and Security experience has included Forensics, Incident Response and Security Planning.


Mike is a Certified Scrum Master. Mike is a current member of the Scrum Alliance, IEEE Computer Society, ISACA (Silicon Valley Chapter), OWASP and ISSA. You can find out more about Mike at LinkedIn or on the Multicians web site. He graduated from Arizona State University with a BSEE degree.



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