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Michael Madon

CSIF Board of Advisors


Michael Madon is a senior strategy leader in cyber security and financial intelligence with nearly 20 years of expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and create solutions at the intersections of government and business processes, people management, business development, and information technology.

Mr. Madon currently serves as the CEO and co-founder of Ataata,  the next generation security awareness platform for today’s workforce.  He also serves as Chairman of the Board of VerifyMe (VRME), combining patented physical, cyber, and biometric security solutions to prevent identity theft, counterfeiting, and fraud.

Before founding Ataata, Mr. Madon served as Vice President, Business Development for RedOwl, a behavioral analytics software company that addresses insider security risks.  Mr. Madon also served on the Board of Directors of TeleCommunication Systems (TSYS), a world leader in secure, reliable wireless communication technology.

From 2009-2014, Mr. Madon served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Treasury Department where he developed strategies to help the department identify and mitigate cyber risks and vulnerabilities within both the department and financial sector. For his service, Mr. Madon was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal as well as the US Department of the Treasury’s Distinguished Service Award.

He currently serves on Intelligence & National Security Alliance (INSA) and is an active member of INSA’s Subcommittee on Insider Threat.  He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance and is an active member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

Mr. Madon served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army and remains an active member of the Army Reserves as an Intelligence Officer supporting the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J2, Intelligence). He is a recipient of the Bronze Star.

Mr. Madon holds a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Certificate of Graduation from the Command and General Staff College, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Cornell University.