Bio for Mike Bursell

Chief Security Architect | Red Hat

Mike Bursell joined Red Hat in August 2016, following previous roles at Intel and Citrix working on security, virtualisation and networking. After training in software engineering, he specialised in distributed systems and security, and has worked in architecture and technical strategy for the past few years. His responsibilities at Red Hat include forming security strategy, external and internal visibility and thought leadership.

Mike has been closely involved in the telco market and ETSI NFV since mid-2013, with contributions in the phase I SEC, INF and SWA groups, and is rapporteur for three security work items. He served for two years as the Vice-Chairman for the ETSI NFV Security Working Group, and has also been involved in the OPNFV project. He regularly speaks at industry events in Europe, North America and APAC.

Professional interests include: Linux, Open Source Software, security, distributed systems, blockchain, NFV, SDN, virtualisation (including Linux Containers and hypervisors).

Mike has an MA from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the Open University.