Mike Sentonas

Chief Technology Officer



Mike Sentonas is CrowdStrike’s Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he served as Vice President, Technology Strategy at CrowdStrike. With over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity, Mike’s most recent roles prior to joining CrowdStrike were Chief Technology Officer – Security Connected and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer APAC, both at McAfee (formerly Intel Security). Mike is an active public speaker on security issues and provides advice to government and business communities on global and local cyber security threats.

He is highly-sought after to provide insights into security issues and solutions by the media including television, technology trade publications and technology centric websites. Michael has spoken around the world at numerous sales conferences, customer and non-customer conferences and contributes to various government and industry associations’ initiatives on security. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and has an Australian Government security clearance.

Speech Topic & Synopses
Ransomware Innovation Is Not Only For The Adversary
Ransomware intrusions in the the first half of 2020 have surpassed the whole 2019. In this session, Michael Sentonas, CrowdStrike CTO, will go over some of the recent trends that threat actors are leveraging, including cyber extortion and Ransomware-as-a-Service. Michael will also cover some of the best practices in detecting early signs of ransomware, including the use of common discovery tools and legitimate scanners.