Michael Theis
Cyber-Insider Threat Solutions
Mr. Michael C. Theis (pronounced Tice) is the Executive Director for Raytheon Insider Threat Management. Mr Theis has over 25 years of experience as a counterintelligence special agent supporting the Intelligence Community. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr Theis was the first ever Cyber-CI Program Manager for the NRO. Mr. Theis is also a computer systems engineer with 30+ years of concurrent systems engineering experience. As the Chief of Cyber-CI, he provided management and oversight for the CI aspects of all information systems that supported NRO programs and activities, to include detecting and deterring the insider threat.

Mr. Theis was a Senior Intelligence Officer, Joint Staff Counterintelligence Division, Defense Intelligence Agency. In this position, Mr. Theis developed globally synchronized DoD Strategic Counterintelligence Campaigns in support of the National Military Strategy of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the national CI strategy of the Intelligence Community. His responsibilities included developing detailed CI business processes that encompassed computer systems architectures and data management techniques to seamlessly integrate the equities of globally dispersed, multi-organization counterintelligence elements engaged in the full spectrum of counterintelligence.

Prior to September 11, 2001, Mr. Theis spent several years as a senior executive in the private sector. He was a highly sought consultant for the Fortune 500, specializing in network systems engineering and network system security focused on corporate espionage and insider threat detection and countermeasures Mr. Theis is also a retired US Army Officer and CI Special Agent who served in a myriad of positions including: CI Staff Officer for a Major Command; CI/HUMINT Operations Officer for a geographically dispersed battalion engaged in worldwide CI operations; the Army CI Case Control Officer for Southwest Asia; Commander of a CI Detachment in a hostile fire zone; and as the Special Agent in Charge of a CI Resident Office in Germany.

In 2006, Mr. Theis was named one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders in the nation by COMPUTERWORLD Magazine and is a Judge of international government IT business case submissions for the IT Honors Foundation. He is a frequent keynote speaker at government and private sector conferences and has also guest lectured at Harvard and MIT about his work on modeling human behavior in cyberspace for counterintelligence applications.

Overall, Mr. Theis has 35+ years of combined experience in government information systems and intelligence arenas, which includes those years spent in computer network design, systems analysis, programming, information assurance, E-commerce, and counterintelligence investigations, operations and analysis. Mr. Theis is married to the former Karyn Voulalas of New Haven, Connecticut. Together they enjoy their four children, and seven grandchildren, who reside in various locations throughout the United States.