Michael Ferrell

Principal Security Solutions Architect - CenturyLink

Michael Ferrell is the East Region Principal Security Solutions Architect for CenturyLink. His background includes security consulting with several Fortune 100 companies, assisting their C-level teams with privacy and security issues, technologies and compliance.  He has over 14 years of security experience including:

-   Six years of cloud security experience

–      Public, private and hybrid cloud security for PaaS, IaaS and SaaS

–      Architected cloud solutions for PCI, HIPAA and FFIEC regulated customers

-       Eight years as Security and Privacy consultant for large companies across several verticals

-       Experience in managed security including DDoS, firewalls, and threat management

  • Security certifications

    -       CISSP, ISSAP, CGEIT, CISA, National Security Agency NSTISSI 4011 InfoSec Professional and CNSSI 4014 Information Systems Security Officer

  • Masters in Computer Science Information Security
  • Experience includes:

- Application security in Agile development environments

- ISO27001/27001, SAS70/SSAE16, ISO 27001, Sox, ITIL


- IDS/IPS, DDoS, Forensics, CSIRT/CERT, PKI/Encryption