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Michael Johnson is a consultant in the Data, Privacy and Security practice group at King & Spalding’s Washington, D.C. office. He advises private and public sector clients on architecting and implementing hardened and compliant technology and systems. Michael guides clients to recover from cybersecurity incidents and assess security controls and posture in environments with compliance requirements.

Michael Johnson is a consultant in the Data, Privacy and Security practice group at King & Spalding’s Washington, D.C. office. He advises private and public sector clients on architecting and implementing hardened and compliant technology and systems. Michael guides clients to recover from cybersecurity incidents and assess security controls and posture in environments with compliance requirements.

Michael has 20+ years of expertise in technology planning, road mapping, implementation, operations, forensic analysis and risk management for leading organizations in the technology sector. He has expertise in the manufacturing, health care, government, military, consulting and legal industries.

He has successfully led system design and assessments of HIPAA compliance, cybersecurity and vulnerability standards mandated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal regulations such as HIPAA. Some of Michael’s many accomplishments include identifying business process improvement techniques and technologies and creating a reliable, stable and supportable research platform for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Michael also evaluates software solutions (AoA) to integrate Linux with Microsoft Active Directory and has integrated Linux systems into Windows centric large government organizations. In the past, he was responsible for overseeing HIPAA compliance guidance and gap analysis for a major U.S. technology company's artificial intelligence product. His expertise has reduced liability of data breaches through forensic analysis along with providing compliance and internal audit solutions and control measures. Michael has deep experience in Amazon Web service AWS, VMware, storage virtualization cloud computing, software development and project management. Michael is certified in CISSP, HITRUST CCSFP and LPI/Comptia Linux+.

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