Michael Lester

Chief Information Security Officer


Michael Lester is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Naval Postgraduate School. He was a decorated U.S. Marine Corps pilot and an IT and leadership instructor at the Naval Academy. He is currently the CISO for Magenic, a multinational software development company and the co-founder and chairman of LegacyArmour, a security and privacy protection and assurance firm that has offices both in the U.S. and in The Hague. He is a member of MENSA, holds Bachelor’s degrees in History and Electrical Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA with emphasis in Leadership Development. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for both the U.S. and Europe (CIPP/US, CIPP/E), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and a Certified Penetration Tester (CPT).