Michael Manske is a senior architect and leads the Performance Services managed security practice. He works with our clients to operationalize security, mitigate security risks, and meet business objectives. Michael has more than 15 years of security, infrastructure, managed services and consulting experience across multiple industries and technical competencies.
Michael and his team understand the security threats and technologies required to support complex business and technology objectives while reducing security risks. Michael's key skills include managing security operations, assessing security risks, implementing security process that reduce risk for the organization, developing and maintaining proactive security support, project management, understanding business needs and requirements associated to security solutions, security design, and project quality assurance. Through his experience implementing complex security and infrastructure solutions, Michael brings a unique blend of technical, process, industry, and project management skills to develop security solutions that meet business needs and ensure security operations are maintained to exceed client expectations.
Previous to leading the Performance Services managed security practice, Michael led West Monroe Partners security and networking consulting practice focused on the Energy and Utilities industry. He has successfully completed numerous projects that focused on designing secure environments, helping clients adhere to industry and government compliance frameworks including NERC/CIP and NIST, high availability network design, infrastructure architecture, and systems management and monitoring, disaster recovery, and security.
Over the course of his career, Michael has worked with clients of all sizes and in a wide range of industries, including trading, financial services, professional services, manufacturing, insurance, non-profit, high tech, real estate, and venture capital. Before joining West Monroe Partners, Michael was responsible for supporting a global data telecommunication network at a fortune 100 company.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Systems Technology with a concentration in Telecommunications and Networking from Purdue University. He also has earned several certifications, including Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). He has authored several papers and presentations on NERC/CIP-compliant smart grid IP communications.