Michael Crouse is the Director for Enterprise User and Data Protection at Forcepoint Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure. He works closely with industry thought leaders, executives, and the Forcepoint management team to help guide long-term programmatic and technology strategies aligned with federal and commercial requirements. By leveraging his wealth of over 20 years of operational experience in cyber and insider risk solutions, Michael has helped lead the company to the forefront of User Activity Monitoring (UAM) and Behavior Analytics Solutions.
With a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, his early career began as a Senior Electrical Engineer at the National Security Agency and then moved to various technical and leadership roles solving unique and diverse challenges. In these positions, Michael gained extraordinary experience in cyber security and insider risk systems, in people leadership, and in the importance of ensuring that the customer is the #1 priority.
Michael possesses over a quarter-century of experience supporting Commercial and Federal Organizations starting with the National Security Agency (NSA) and expanding his diverse career with various stops along the way. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Akron and Johns Hopkins University along with Program Management Certifications from Program Management Institute and Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute focused on Insider Threat.