Advisory Committee Member 2018
Areas of Expertise
Cybersecurity Strategies, Managing Threats & Vulnerabilities, Risk Assessment Tools, Cybersecurity Leadership, Legal & Compliance Issues, Cyber Hygiene, Responding to the Cyber Crisis, Managing Implementation
Mr. Ferris has been a Founder, Chairman and CEO of several companies throughout his 20 + year career.
Michael began his entrepreneurial aspirations in 1993 after playing football at Missouri Southern State University.
Mr. Ferris is CEO of Abacode Cybersecurity and Managing Partner at Occam Technology Group
Occam Technology Group is an award-winning engineering firm that designs and develops intelligent, sensor-based products and devices for organizations throughout the world. OTG has special expertise in system level design, embedded security, communication protocols and the integration of IoT (Internet of Things).
Abacode is a cybersecurity firm that provides businesses one trusted source for purchasing all cyber products & services. Abacode employs thought leaders and industry experts in corporate governance, regulatory compliance and cybersecurity services. This holistic approach affords organizations a consolidated method of addressing all of their cybersecurity needs, under one roof.
Mr. Ferris sits on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Taskforce Committee in Washington DC. Michael is involved in numerous business organizations and international committees and was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 Mr. Ferris was a Judge for the Florida - EY Awards Program from 2012 – 2017.
Mr. Ferris is a proud contributor to the Occam STEM Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Marine Corps. Heritage Foundation, in Quantico Virginia.