Michael Makstman

City Chief Information Security Officer - City and County of San Francisco

Michael Makstman is the City Chief information Security Officer for the City and County of San Francisco. He leads the Office of Cybersecurity, located in the Department of Technology, and serves City departments by securing sensitive data and technology assets, assessing, and managing security risk, and thwarting attempted cyberattacks. The Office of Cybersecurity is also tasked with actively monitoring systems, creating cybersecurity policies that empower departments and commissions and promoting cybersecurity best practices within the City.

Prior to joining the City and County of San Francisco, Michael served in executive roles at complex, regulated organizations in Healthcare, Finance and Technology industries for over 15 years. Michael is a founder and Co-Chair of Coalition of City CISOs (, an organization dedicated to promoting cybersecurity for local governments. He also chairs the Ethics Committee and is a Fellow of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the largest international organization of information security professionals. He earned his Bachelor’s at DePaul University and graduated with a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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