Michael McNerney


Michael McNerney currently leads the threat intelligence business at Arbor Networks: the Security Business Unit of NETSCOUT. Previously, he was the Co-founder and CEO of Efflux Systems, a cybersecurity startup focused on advanced network analytics (acquired by Arbor Networks in 2017).

Mike has also served as a Cyber Policy Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he drafted and negotiated key pieces of federal legislation through the congressional process and worked with defense industry, internet service providers and tech companies to develop cybersecurity programs. Prior to that position, Mike worked in the U.S. State Department, where he pioneered rule of law and economic development programs in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

Mike is a veteran officer of the US Air Force, an affiliate at the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, a fellow at the Truman National Security Project, a lecturer of political science at California State University, and the co-founder of Technology for Global Security.

He graduated from the University of California, Davis, and earned his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.