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Michael Brown is an American entrepreneur, English solicitor, executive and software engineer. He is one of our founding partners and our chief security officer. Before Northwall Cyber, he founded and successfully exited several technology businesses, all capitalising on digital business models. His legal practice at Northwall covers both contentious and non-contentious technology, information security, intellectual property and data protection law.  He also acts as CIO/CISO for numerous clients.

Mr Brown was previously at Portemus, a boutique management consulting firm were he advised mid-tier firms on technology strategy, IT transformations, systems auditing and information security. Prior to Portemus, Mr Brown was responsible for the system design and security of its online of loan origination platforms at Fruitful, including the development of a comprehensive risk modelling system. Previously, he held the role of chief technology officer of Boltblue, a leading online and wireless social media and content platform providing more than 2 billion transactions per month to more than 14 million users globally. At Nortel Networks, Mr Brown was the Network Design Authority for more than half a billion dollars worth of telecommunications networks deployed for leading European telecoms operators. He served on various other boards of technology companies.

His research areas include information security, algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cloud computing, cryptography, cybersecurity,decision science, network engineering, scoring systems, and risk modelling. He is an inventor of one of the seminal mCommerce patents that has been utilised by RIM, Nortel Networks, IBM, Yahoo!, Citrix and others.

He has lectured at both London Business School and Harvard Business School on entrepreneurship, technology, and e/m-Commerce. Mr Brown is a Fellow of both the British Computer Society and the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He sits on the board of assessors for the registration and licensure of Chartered Engineers on behalf of the IET and the UK Engineering Council.

Mr Brown is an alumnus of Rensselaer and Harvard Business School.


WannaCry update

WannaCry update

Do you WannaCry? By Michael Brown Overview What is WannaCry and how does it work? WannaCry (aka Wanna, WannaDecryptor and WannaCyptor) is ransomware, which is computer malware that extorts money from you by requiring you to pay a ransom to access your own data. This...

Is Craig Wright Satoshi Nakamoto?

Is Craig Wright Satoshi Nakamoto?

Is Craig Wright Satoshi Nakamoto? By Michael Brown Today an Australian businessman named Craig Wright claimed on his personal website to publish cryptographic proof that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin and the blockchain algorithm that underpins it. I...