Michael J. Wilcox is Director – Global IT Security at Newell-Rubbermaid, providing leadership and setting strategic information security goals for the company. Newell Rubbermaid Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with 2014 sales of $5.7 billion and a strong portfolio of leading brands, including Sharpie®, Paper Mate®, Elmer’s®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Contigo®, Rubbermaid®, Calphalon®, Goody®, Graco®, Aprica®, Baby Jogger®, Dymo®, Parker® and Waterman®. In December 2015, Newell Rubbermaid and Jarden Corporation announced they entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two companies. The transaction creates a $16 billion consumer goods company to be named Newell Brands.

With an extensive Information Technology career spanning over 19 years, Michael has developed programs and centers of excellence that provide services in many areas of IT Security, including forensics, incident response, education and awareness programs, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, data loss prevention, enterprise information security architecture, compliance, encryption, identity & access management and disaster recovery.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology/Information Systems Security and various IT certifications including CISSP, CISM, Security+, Project+, CIW Security Analyst, MCSE, MCDBA, and ITILv3f.

Michael is a frequent Information Security presenter, CISO panelist, facilitator of organizational conversations around IT Security and guest lecturer.