Michael Tanji, Chief Operating Officer
IoT is an increasingly important area of computer technology that has been extremely underserved from a security perspective. Like the commodity IT space over the past 20+ years, security has not kept pace with functionality. Michael Tanji has officially joined the Senrio team as our Chief Operating Officer and is bringing his past knowledge and experience in security and business to help the team get IoT security ahead of the curve.
Michael has been working in computer security since the early 90s. He has been a co-founder and C-level executive of several cybersecurity start-ups including Kyrus Tech, Carbon Black, and Syndis, helping them grow from start-up phase into profitable businesses. Not only that, but he has done just about everything else security related in between. His background is in intelligence and cyber defense; securing government and corporate networks, assessing foreign cyber threats, contributing to national and corporate policy on cyber security, and implementing those policies in both government, financial, and other sectors.
He is also familiar with the offensive side of security, working with teams that conduct penetration tests against networks and devices to help identify critical flaws so that - ideally - they can be fixed before they are placed in operation, or at least before an actual bad guy finds them and exploits them.