Founder & CEO, Stairwell
Stairwell CEO and Founder Mike Wiacek has built a career around curing the biggest cybersecurity headaches. His groundbreaking achievements in the fields of threat research and cybersecurity tools have redefined how companies approach cybersecurity. His security career started early in life studying threats at the NSA during college. He worked at Internet service providers and with the US government before joining Google, where he was instrumental in identifying Operation Aurora as a nation-state attack and pioneered modern intrusion investigation techniques for APTs (advanced persistent threats). He founded and managed Google’s Threat Analysis Group, a unit with capabilities previously only found in government intelligence and defense agencies. He was a co-founder and Chief Security Officer of Chronicle, a company spun out of Alphabet’s X, the moonshot factory. He founded Stairwell in 2019 with a mission to empower organizations to outsmart any attacker.