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Meet Michael Edie, a results-oriented and agile Senior Security Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He is a proactive and iterative cyber threat hunter specializing in detection engineering, DFIR, and automation. Michael has led teams and directed collaborative efforts to develop and implement strategies for mitigating evolving threat trends.

Michael is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Sawbox Consulting, where he identifies and resolves security issues, implements solutions and evaluates security systems for clients. Additionally, he serves as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of SmashTheStack, a prominent educational platform focused on ethical hacking. His dedication to sharing knowledge is further exemplified by his role as a Cybersecurity Author on Pluralsight, where he has created and published five high-quality courses.

His commitment to advancing the security industry is further demonstrated through his engaging technical presentations at renowned events like BSIDES, ISSA, and Hacker Halted. Michael’s ability to effectively communicate complex security concepts and share his expertise with others has made him a sought-after speaker in the cybersecurity community. By sharing his extensive expertise and insights, Michael empowers fellow professionals and enthusiasts to stay informed, embrace innovation, and elevate their security practices.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Michael actively contributes to the cybersecurity community. He maintains various open-source projects on GitHub, including maintaining a collection of scripts for automating the build process of Slackware Linux packages. He is also involved in cybersecurity training and served as a Principal Instructor for the Cyber Discovery Group, delivering practical skills development to a nonprofit group of 500 members.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Global College and has obtained multiple certifications, including CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), CEH Certified Ethical Hacker, and multiple GIAC certifications.

As a multifaceted professional, Michael Edie combines his extensive experience, community contributions, and diverse interests to continually seek growth, knowledge, and excellence in cybersecurity. Connect with him today to experience his expertise and passion firsthand.

Laptop Setup

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (Slackware Linux)
  • M1 MacBook Air (2020)

Home Lab Setup

These are the servers that I have in my lab. I’ll add more pictures later.
– Dell R710 SFF (VMware ESXi)
– Dell R210 II x 3 (oVirt)

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