Michael Ehrlich

Dr. Michael Ehrlich is the Chief Technology Officer at IronNet Cybersecurity.  He brings over 20 years of experience in offensive and defensive cybersecurity operations, cybersecurity-related public policy, and engineering design and integration to IronNet.  Before joining IronNet, Michael spent eight years leading technology development efforts at Blackbird Technologies/Raytheon, responsible for delivering unique cyber tools to Intelligence Community customers.  His cybersecurity expertise is grounded in 10 years of service at the National Security Agency in engineering development, operations, and leadership positions.  Highlights include serving as Chief of Operations for a defensive cybersecurity organization and defining and drafting significant portions of National Security Presidential Directive 54/Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23 – the Comprehensive National Cyber Initiative. Prior to his work at NSA, Michael spent five years as a research faculty with Johns Hopkins University and two years with Martin Marietta (now Lockheed-Martin).  Michael holds Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral engineering degrees from Johns Hopkins University.