President & Chief Security Officer,
Mike Semel is the President and Chief Security Officer of Semel Consulting, specializing in HIPAA, financial, and state compliance regulations, and cyber security best practices. Mike is a Certified Security Compliance Specialist, Certified Disaster Recovery Institute Business Continuity Professional, Certified HIPAA Professional, Certified HIPAA Administrator, , and Certified Health IT Specialist. He co-wrote a Certified HIPAA Security Professional course that qualifies for health care continuing education units. He has owned or managed technology companies for over 35 years; served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a hospital and a K-12 school district; and managed operations at an online backup company. Mike is an active member of the FBI’s Infragard program and was recently selected as a speaker. Mike was on the development team for the CompTIA Security Trustmark, co-wrote its Quick Reference Guide, and coaches businesses who are working to achieve the security accreditation. He chaired CompTIA’s IT Security Community from 2010 – 2012.