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Michael Ohara

Michael O'Hara

Information Security Principal - New Avon Company


Michael is currently the head of cybersecurity at New Avon where he executes on all things security for the corporate and digital properties ranging from strategic through operational. His many years of experience in security started in 1999 and has progressed along with the threat landscape and the technology and process meant to combat them.   Solutions Michael has implemented include GRC, enterprise monitoring, SIEM, risk assessment, vulnerability/entesting management and remediation.

Industries that Michael has worked on include Telecom, Real Estate, Direct-Selling and a few start-ups. His “day job” has included more than 20 years doing infrastructure and provides him an end-to-end perspective on the relationship between the business need and its reliance on security.

Michael earned degrees in Industrial Psychology & Business from the University at Buffalo and an MBA from Iona College.